Where are all these supposedly great American servants who “promised us the moon” when we enlisted, and are now finding every way in the book to back away from those promises?
We have watched long enough as friends waste away from the ills of Agent Orange and/or other toxin exposures causing their disabilities and demise. We, as Warriors, took on the enemies of freedom, injustice and strife to preserve this nation. We, now as Veterans, take the continuation of these battles to the politicians and the public servants of the Veterans Administration.
As a collective group we need to ask, “Where were you when we were sent to defend the country or hunt down the enemy?” “Where were you when the ammo ran out and we were reduced to fighting hand-to-hand?” “Where were you when the bamboo was lashed to our arms or driven under our fingernails?” “Where were you when the grenade was dropped into the vehicle or the IED exploded underneath the troop carrier?” “And where were you when we drink the ship’s fresh water or the ‘freshly prepared food’ which may have been exposed to dioxin or other toxins in the air?”
And lastly, “Where were you went we came back from war and were stationed at military facilities like Camp LeJeune, El Toro, Kelly Air Force Base, the U.S. Naval Air facility at Atsugi, Japan, or any one of hundreds of bases which have been identified as being home to more that 1400 toxic waste contaminated sites (as identified by and Air Force-Pentagon study in 2003)?”