Posted by Robert Cliburn SFC, USAR (SEP)
on July 05, 2000 at 10:16:43:
My reserve unit was activated got Desert Storm. My Company was composed of 11Bravos. We taught the BCT portion of OSUT. The rest of the battalion were 13Bravos who taught the AIT portion of canooner OSUT. The 11B's received four more shots, vaccines, etc than other members of the battalion. We later learned that we were on levy to go to Saudi as combat replacements, thus the reason `1been 100% disabled due to major clinical depression and stress. I had worked for the IRS since 1982 without any major health problems. Our CO has died of cancer, our 1SG
made CSM and retired eight monthes later due to fatigue, Several guys have changed jobs, back and joint problems occur without obvious reasons and sexual dysfunction has happened to several of us ranging from lack of interest to impotence.
We live and were activated to Lawton/Ft Sill, OK.
I have been informed that GWS has affected a high percentage of vets in this area.
I took a self-eval and have over 90% of the symptons. I am in the process of a medical exam for my colon. The dr said that he wants to check for cancer.
So what do you think? Was my company given some type of vaccine (vaccine A?). @ half of us have symptons. I appreciate your reply.