All Hands. Be aware the Burn Pits have proven to be more deadly than thought.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HK_User, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    The last 4 days has been an all out concern fest for a local Marine.
    He spent a tour in Afghanistan and came home as he said with all his digits. He started life anew. Became a RN had a family, bought a home and considered himself just plain lucky.
    Until, 6 weeks ago severe head aches, loss of balance etc landed him in the Hospital. Quickly moved from the local care center to a Major Baylor Center he was found to have Cancers on his brain and spine.

    I thank all the contacts that have helped in his care and all the concerns the Volunteer and paid professionals that have dropped the mundane task and just busted butt to get his claim filed quickly.

    Phones a buzzing and emails ranging across central Texas.

    This is a very fast acting cancer once it shows up.

    If you have been around burn pits please sign up for the registry.

    VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry - Public Health

    Getting the Most from the Burn Pit Registry – Completing an In-person Medical Evaluation - Public Health
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Featured for a week. Once again, thank you @HK_User for bringing this issue to us. This important information that needs to get out to our Veterans.
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Taking care of those who took care of us.
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Forwarding this to my son.... Thanks HK.
  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Taking care of those who took care of us.
  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    My oldest is on his third tour there!:(

    Prayers on the way!
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  7. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Appreciate the link for sign up...

    ...and prayers that he beats the C.
  8. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    People locally have been complaining about Holston Army Ammunition Plant burning their waste (right next to the Holston River) for years. Army says they don't have to meet EPA requirements and open burning of large piles is the best way to dispose of their waste.
  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Like smoking , are they going to have to create a law that for the sake of society require a different method of disposal ?
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Iraq contractors already have extensive Laws and I suggest that more shielded high temp incinerators will be used.
    Pack it in an you pack it out, not even allowed to kill Vipers as they crawl past your creeper!
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  11. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

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  12. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Prayers to your son for his safe return ,,,,,
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Tanks, that really means allot to us!
    SB21 likes this.
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