PEB Forum Veteran
Reaching out to all exposed.
That's core of a "burn pit" issue ad yes, very well could be, I was around them in 2001 and there was all kinds of stuff being burned, medical waste, parts of bodies, etc. and I got sick and developed some kind of cyst on my abdomen wall that I have complained and complained about and the VA doesn't care, its like I grew another organ and all that medical waste, God only knows what was in it and what inhaled. Numerous issues for burn pits here for many vets. It flares up, and hurts very bad like and extra gull bladder or something, nobody knows, they said its not cancer though which was relief, but not conclusive without biopsy; waiting for.I can send a picture of me as an E-3 stirring a burning 55 gallon drum of our units Toilet Paper, laundry items, personnel documents and classified document burns... is that "biological" exposure LOL. For real though I hope this gets somewhere because I spent 6 months stirring that drum and refilling it and lighting it everyday
What unit were you with? I was in Pakistan briefly in 2001 as well, we might know each other. Trying also to spin on the burn pits classified records being destroyed which nobody knew what they were burning and its all relative we are learning to the Burn Pits and CBRN, etc. admin staff told to burn, burn while the intel products were fresh around the regions. Somewhere, there is no way an agency doesn't have information backed up, I find it hard to believe otherwise.