Guest appearance on The Dangerous History Podcast episode 156. A Modern-Day Grunt’s Perspective.

Link to the third interview episode on DHP Link to the second interview episode on DHP Link to the first interview episode on DHP Notes for the DHP interview episodes   From ProfCJ's description of the episode. This is the second part of my conversation with BT, a US Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, …

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Guest appearance on The Dangerous History Podcast episode 155. A Modern-Day Grunt’s Perspective, part one.

Link to the fourth and final interview on DHP Link to the third interview episode on DHP Link to the second interview episode on DHP Link to the first interview episode on DHP Notes for the DHP interview episodes Links to episodes above. Description from ProfCJ and the Dangerous History Podcast... This episode is part 1 …

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A conversation with an officer regarding the culture of combat soldiers during our deployment in 2006 – 2007

Foreword: The following was a conversation I had with a former officer from my unit when I deployed for Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 - 2007. I had respect for this officer, he had suggested that I should become an officer early in my career. This was not a path that I took, …

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Notes for ProfCJ’s Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 1.

Here is the link to my first interview on The Dangerous History Podcast. Below are my notes on the podcast. They are an outline, so the context is lost, without hearing the episode. I am posting this for anyone interested in the sources I utilized as well as the many statistics I quote in the …

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Government Accountability Office reports VA denies 80% of Gulf War Illness claims

A report released June 2017 revealed the VA denies 4 of 5 disability claims for veterans claiming disability for Gulf War illness despite evidence showing over 40 percent suffer from it. The Government Accountability Office released a report analyzing Gulf War Illness (GWI) claims of veterans from 2010 to 2015. Of the 102,000 claims received, …

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My letter to California Senator Kamala Harris into my continuing VA problems. November 2017. (Updated October 2018)

As of Feburary 21, 2019 no response has ever been sent by the Senators office. I think I might try it again, just another example of a tangable problem.   Sen. Harris, I joined the Army out of California in 2005. This was right after my high school graduation and a little over a year …

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VA refuses to acknowledge some combat zone burn pits were built on former chemical weapon facilities.

"Though the US government disputes it, new evidence shows a link between service in Iraq and Afghanistan and cancers and untreatable bronchial illnesses." The health risk of this is astronomical, and the combat veteran community is losing people to this important factor that the government is refusing. Imagine you go to a concert, and hundreds …

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