Posted by G.H.
on November 12, 2000 at 21:06:52:
In Reply to: GWV URANIUM POISONING posted by DONNY RICHARDSON on September 03, 2000 at 16:35:58:
I served with HHB 1st AD Artillery during the Gulf War. I have been real sick since the war, and I'm geting worse every day. The majority of DU rounds fired at Iraqi vehicles, no matter what the type, penetrated all the way through. And even if the round hit a tank, T-55, T-72, etc. and did not go completely through the other side, the turrets were almost ALWAYS blown completely off by secondary explosions from ammunition stored inside the vehicle. And the few tanks that did not have their turrets blown off by the round that killed it, the engineers came along and blew them off anyway during moping up operations. No matter what the means, the final results is that the residual particles from the more than 700,000 DU rounds fired during the war, by both U.S. and U.K. armored units, were released to the enviroment. Once deposited into the sand, it was picked up by the untold number of sand storms, and thousands of vehicles that traveled through the area kicking up enormous dust clouds, and inhaled by probably just about every person in the region. In fact, I seriously doubt that there was one single person there that didn't recieve some level of contamination. Anyway, that's just my two cents. If anyone would like to e-mail me and exchange ideas and info, please feel free to do so. G.H.