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VA’s Broken Promise To WWII Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

In secret chemical weapons experiments conducted during World War II, the U.S. military exposed thousands of American troops to mustard gas. See the whole article at: http://www.npr.org/2015/06/23/416408655/the-vas-broken-promise-to-thousands-of-vets-exposed-to-mustard-gas Listen to the news story below:   Read More

Report on Incinerators and Burn Pits in U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan.

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT:  SIGAR 15-33-AL Incinerators Assessment The above link is the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report on incinerators and burn pits in U.S. military operations. Special thanks to Anthony Hardie of Veterans for Common Sense... Read More

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Our Mission

The SSC was founded in memory of Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, who died from illnesses that began after he was exposed to toxic fumes and dust in post 9/11 Iraq.

While he was sick, he was not aware that his exposures could have caused his illnesses, or even how serious they were.

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Post-Deployment Illness

One in three soldiers returns from the Middle East sick. They are sick with what is sometimes called exposure injuries, chronic multi-symptom illness, or Gulf War Syndrome, but what are all the same thing: Chronic, long-term illness as a result of deployment to the Middle East.

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How You Can Help

Funds raised have an immediate impact. They facilitate direct grants to seed new research, provide greater staff and resources for the Center's advocacy and outreach, and help the SSC to break the cycle of veterans suffering without support after they return from deployment.

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