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Desert Storm  Popular

Every thing you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Search the site and the forums a lot of good information on Anthrax and other illness related to the Gulf War.
Added on: 27-Aug-2001 | hits: 4215
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Division of Epidemiology Research On Gulf War Associated Neurolgic Illness  Popular

Dr. Robert Haley and colleagues at UT Soutwestern have been conducting epidemiologic clinical and laboratory research on Gulf War syndrome and related neurologic illnesses in Gulf War Veterans since March of 1994. The work has been supported by a continuing grant from the Perot Foundation and by a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Defense. The objectives of the research are to define new or unique clinical syndromes among Gulf War veterans, determine their causes, identify areas of damage or dysfunction in the brain and nervous system responsible for the symtoms, develop a cost-effective battery of clinical tests that can diagnose the illness, search for underlying genetic traits that might predispose to the illness, and perform clinical trials of promising treatments.
Added on: 29-Nov-2003 | hits: 1120 | Rating: 9 (1 Vote)

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Voice of Irn: The 143rd Signal Battlaion, 3rd Armor Division  Popular

The Veterans and families of the 143rd Signal Battalion, 3AD, invite you to learn our history and share our memories. The 143rd Signal Battalion was tasked to provide Encrypted Voice and Data communications to the combat and support elements of the 3rd Armor Division, Spearhead. From WWII to the Persian Gulf War, the Voice of Iron ensured that not only did unit commanders have contact with their battlefield elements; the unit also provided morale boosting contact with families in Europe and Stateside. http://voiceofiron.com
Added on: 06-Apr-2002 | hits: 2571 | Rating: 9 (3 Votes)

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