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The Anthrax Vaccine and Gulf War Illness

Gulf War soldiers marchingStory Highlights
  • In anticipation of biological warfare, military personnel were given the anthrax vaccine during the 1990s Gulf War.
  • After their service, Gulf War veterans suffered a wide range of debilitating symptoms that became known as the Gulf War illness or “Gulf War Syndrome.”
  • There were numerous concerns regarding the safety of the anthrax vaccine, which is considered by many to have been a major cause of Gulf War illness.

In the early nineties, the United States speculated that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein had the capability of using biological weapons against military coalition forces in the Gulf War.1 In response to this potential threat, military personnel from the U.S. and other countries were given several  non-traditional vaccines, including anthrax vaccine, in addition to yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis B, pertussis and other vaccinations routinely given to soldiers.2

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officials considered anthrax to be a likely organism that could be weaponized and a licensed anthrax vaccine had been stockpiled for emergency use since 1987.3 Military personnel from the United Kingdom also were given vaccines for anthrax, the plague and pertussis and Canadian military personnel received similar combinations.

U.S forces received experimental drugs, such as pyridostigmine bromide, and a different battery of vaccines, including anthrax vaccine and botulinum toxoid vaccine.1 No previous deployment in U.S. history had involved vaccination of large numbers of soldiers against biological agents.1

Gulf War Illness

Shortly after their service in the Gulf War in 1990-1991, returning American soldiers and civilian workers reported that they were suffering from debilitating symptoms such as severe fatigue, joint and nerve pain, headaches, memory loss, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia and respiratory and neurological disorders.4 This cluster of acute and chronic multi-symptom illness affecting veterans of the Gulf War became known as the Gulf War illness or “Gulf War Syndrome.”4

A 2014 report by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that Gulf War illness has been consistently reported in all studies of the health of Gulf War veterans. The syndrome has been documented to affect about 25-30 percent of Gulf War veterans, which is approximately 175,000 to 250,000 of the 700,000 U.S. troops deployed in the war.5 According to the report:

Studies published since 2008 continue to document poorer general health status and greater disability among Gulf War veterans than in contemporary veterans who did not deploy to the Gulf. Despite the extensive number of studies conducted with Gulf War veterans in the 23 years since Desert Storm, medical surveillance in this population remains seriously inadequate.5

The initial argument by government health officials seeking to explain the pattern of symptoms associated with Gulf War illness was that the symptoms were a result of stress psychological trauma suffered by the troops. However, more convincing evidence pointed to a combination of pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental exposures5 and the safety of the anthrax vaccine was prominently questioned because of continuing reports of a high number of serious reactions among those given the six dose series of anthrax shots. A GAO report in 2002 found that 85 percent of the troops given the mandatory anthrax shot reported reactions and that 16 percent had either left the military or changed their status in part because of the mandatory anthrax vaccination program.6

Off-Label Use of Anthrax Vaccine by U.S. Soldiers

Anthrax is a serious bacterial infection but is not contagious. It is usually contracted through direct exposure to an infected animal or animal waste products in contaminated soil when the bacteria enter the bloodstream of a person through a skin wound or by swallowing or inhaling anthrax spores. If left untreated with antibiotics, lethal toxins from the anthrax bacteria multiply in the body and can kill up to 20 percent of those infected.7

At the time of the Gulf War, BioPort Corporation, now Emergent Biosolutions, was the exclusive manufacturer of anthrax vaccine (BioThrax) supplied to soldiers8 and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had licensed BioThrax vaccine as effective based on evidence against cutaneous anthrax (acquired through the skin).9 However, there was no evidence for effectiveness against aerosol (inhaled) exposure, which is the weaponized form of anthrax that military personnel would be exposed to in a bioterrorism attack, and so the FDA had not licensed BioThrax as effective against inhalation anthrax.3

Therefore, when the DoD ordered that anthrax vaccine be given to soldiers heading to the Gulf War, as well as other military personnel during the 1990’s and early 2000s, it was an “off-label” (experimental) use of the vaccine.10 It violated the licensed use authorized by the FDA and published in the approved vaccine manufacturer’s package insert.3

This licensing issue was specifically highlighted in 1995 in a letter written to the vaccine’s first manufacturer, the Michigan Department of Health,11 from the director of the army’s Medical Chemical and Biological Defense Research Program stating that…

This vaccine is not licensed for aerosol exposure expected in a biological warfare environment.”3 Moreover, another report released by the Department of Defense’s anthrax project manager noted that, “protecting service members from aerosol exposure to anthrax can only legally be done if the FDA licenses the vaccine for that specific schedule and indication.3

Although individual physicians may legally use licensed vaccines for off-label uses in some circumstances, the physician is responsible for assessing presumed “off-label” benefits against potential risks for each individual given the vaccine.3 However, with mandatory vaccination programs, the risk-benefit decisions that should typically be made by the physician is eliminated. Therefore, under U.S. law mandatory vaccination programs  are not supposed to use experimental (investigational) vaccines but only those vaccines that have been licensed by the FDA for approved indications.3 

Questions About Squalene in the Anthrax Vaccine

There were several reports in the 1990s that some experimental anthrax vaccines given to American soldiers during the Gulf War contained squalene—an oil based adjuvant that hyper-stimulates an immune response.  Squalene adjuvants were not licensed for use in the U.S. at that time, and there was evidence that  squalene-containing vaccines used in other parts of the world had been linked to severe brain and immune system dysfunction.12 Although the FDA states that aluminum hydroxide was the adjuvant used in the anthrax vaccine and not squalene, the FDA has confirmed that lab tests may reveal the presence of squalene.13

Interestingly, a study published in Experimental and Molecular Pathology in 2002 demonstrated that that the production of anti-squalene antibodies in patients with Gulf War illness is linked to the presence of squalene in certain lots of anthrax vaccine.14

A document on the FDA’s website notes:

Because of the difficulty of removing squalene-containing fingerprint oils from laboratory glassware, it is hard to know whether the squalene is truly present in some lots of the vaccine or is introduced by the testing process itself. DOD, FDA, and several civilian advisory committees agree that squalene at such low levels has no adverse health consequences.12

The National Vaccine Information Center  (NVIC) has argued that squalene adjuvants have not been tested in comparison to placebos in large trials published in scientific journals. Moreover, there are no studies specifically evaluating cellular, molecular and DNA changes in the body after squalene-adjuvant vaccines have been administered.12

The inclusion of squalene adjuvants in some lots of anthrax vaccine may have been authorized under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which allows the FDA Commissioner to approve unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in “an emergency” to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions caused by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threat agents when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.15

DoD Mandated Anthrax Vaccine for All Military Personnel Despite Safety and Effectiveness Questions

Questions about the safety of BioThrax vaccine, as well as its effectiveness against weaponized inhalation anthrax, were growing long before the DoD decided to not only continue giving anthrax vaccine to soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also to expand the vaccination program to all U.S. military personnel and DoD civilian contractors. In 1996, in anticipation of mandating the widespread use of the anthrax vaccine in the military, BioPort Corporation submitted an investigational new drug application (IND) to the FDA to expand the approved indications for the vaccine to include (1) aerosol exposure to the insert; (2) switching to intramuscular injection and  (3) reducing the number of doses.3

On Dec. 15 1997, the Clinton administration decided to initiate the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP), which made the anthrax vaccine mandatory for all 2.5 million active duty U.S. service personnel.3 A few weeks prior to the launch of the AVIP, Secretary of Defense William Cohen held up a five-pound bag of sugar on national television warning the public that if the bag did indeed contain anthrax, it could kill half of the population of Washington, DC.3

In March 1998, Secretary Cohen was publicly given the anthrax vaccine after which mandatory anthrax vaccinations began for all military personnel and DoD civilian contractors.3

This decision for mass vaccination was made despite the fact that the FDA had not yet approved any changes to the vaccine manufacturer’s package insert.3 In a report published in the American Journal for Public Health, the author Meryl Nass MD wrote:

Six months after the IND was filed, but before any supporting data to amend the original license was submitted to the FDA, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, Dr. Stephen Joseph, asked the acting deputy commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Michael Friedman, for a go-ahead to use the vaccine, thus skirting the FDA’s normal regulatory procedures for amending a vaccine license. Less than 2 weeks into his new position, Friedman wrote back, “While there is a paucity of data regarding the effectiveness of Anthrax Vaccine for prevention of inhalation anthrax, the current package insert does not preclude this use.” However, Friedman’s words merely expressed his personal opinion and did not comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations for amending the vaccine’s label; therefore, they provided no legally acceptable justification for the vaccine’s off-label use.3

In June 2001, there was an announcement made that there would be a “slow down” of the AVIP. Interestingly, the FDA had not released any more anthrax vaccine supplies in over a year. DoD announced that the only groups scheduled to receive the anthrax vaccine were the same two groups originally receiving the vaccine before DoD broadened the program in 1998: research laboratory personnel at high risk for anthrax exposure and active Special Forces troops.3

After Sept. 11, 2001 and Anthrax Letter Bombs: Calls for Expanded Military and Civilian Anthrax Vaccinations

When the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, they were almost immediately followed by the release of anthrax-contaminated mail in the U.S. postal system, and there were calls for expanded use of anthrax vaccine not only in the military but also some suggested the vaccine also should be given to the civilian population.16

NVIC was among the groups and individuals that questioned the use of the reactive anthrax vaccine by large numbers of American civilians, pointing out there were logistical problems for anyone attempting to launch a successful bioterrorism attack using weaponized anthrax (or smallpox) on the U.S. population, which would require the failure of both extra internal and external homeland security measures put in place after 9-11.17

Judge Issues Temporary Ban on Mandatory Anthrax Vaccination of U.S. Troops

In March 2003, a lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, DC on behalf of U.S. military personnel and DoD civilian contractors forced to get BioThrax vaccinations, asking the Court to declare the vaccine “experimental.”18 In October 2004, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that it was “illegal” for the federal government to mandate anthrax vaccinations, which by then had been given to more than 1.2 million troops since 1998.19 

Judge Sullivan issued an injunction banning the Pentagon from forcing military personnel serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea and parts of Asia and Africa from being required to get anthrax shots without their informed consent until the FDA adequately reviewed and licensed the vaccine.

Congress has prohibited the administration of investigational drugs to service members without their consent,” Sullivan said. “This Court will not permit the government to circumvent this requirement.” Sullivan wrote, “The men and women of our armed forces deserve the assurance that the vaccines our government compels them to take into their bodies have been tested by the greatest scrutiny of all—public scrutiny. This is the process the FDA in its expert judgment has outlined, and this is the course this court shall compel FDA to follow.19 

In 2006, the Pentagon resumed mandatory anthrax vaccinations of troops after the FDA pronounced BioThrax vaccine as “safe and effective,” including against inhalation anthrax.20

Proposed Pediatric Anthrax Vaccine Trial

In March 2013, BioThrax manufacturer, Emergent Biosolutions, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed to conduct clinical trials of anthrax vaccine on American infants and children. According to an article in Nature, “Interest in a vaccination campaign was spurred by a 2011 modelling exercise, ‘Dark Zephyr’, which found that a release of anthrax spores in a city the size of San Francisco, California, would compel officials to vaccinate 7.6 million people—including 1.7 million individuals under age 18.”

The Alliance for Human Protection, along with NVIC and other health safety groups, opposed the trials, citing the vaccine’s poor safety record, including many documented cases of brain and immune system damage suffering by military personnel in the Gulf War.21 

Within a week, bioethicists with the US President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, also advised against proceeding with the proposed pediatric clinical trials, stating that until a bioterror attack occurs, tests of anthrax vaccine or other anti-bioterrorism “countermeasures” should not pose risks greater than those that a child might encounter in daily life or during a routine pediatric checkup.


References:

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2
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Vaccinations and Gulf War Veterans. Mar. 28, 2017.
3
Nass M. The Anthrax Vaccine Program: An Analysis of the CDC’s Recommendations for Vaccine Use. American Journal of Public Health 2002; 92(5): 715–721.
4
Null G. Gulf War Syndrome: US Veterans Suffering from Multiple Debilitating Symptoms. Global Research Feb. 19, 2016.
5
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illness. Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Research Update and Recommendations, 2009-2013. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2014.
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Roos R. Military anthrax vaccine shots caused many reactions, prompted some pilots to quit. CIDRAP Nov. 8, 2002.
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National Vaccine Information Center. Anthrax and Anthrax Vaccine. NVIC.org.
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Weiss MM, Weiss PP, Weiss JB. Anthrax Vaccine and Public Health Policy. Am J Public Health 2007; 97(11): 1945-1951.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of Anthrax Vaccine in the United States. MMWR Dec. 15, 2000; 49(RR15): 1-20.
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“Direct Order”–Soldiers Ordered to Take Anthrax Vaccine. The Vaccine Reaction July 15, 2016.
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Fisher BL. Biological Warfare and the Anthrax Vaccine. NVIC.org December 2001.
12
La Vigne P. FDA Approves Experimental H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine with Reactive AS03 Adjuvant for U.S. Stockpile. NVIC.org 2013.
13
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. AVIP Questions and Answers–The Facts on Squalene. FDA.gov 2005.
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Asa PB, Wilson RB, Gary RF. Antibodies to squalene in recipients of anthrax vaccine. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2002; 73(1): 19-27.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Emergency Use Authorization. FDA.gov.
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Rempfer T. The Anthrax Vaccine: A Dilemma for Homeland Security. Homeland Security Affairs 2009; 5(3).
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Fisher BL. Biological Warfare and Anthrax Vaccine. NVIC Report December 2001.
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Alliance for Human Research Protection. Lawsuit Filed Challenging the Legality of the Defense Department’s Anthrax Vaccination Program. AAPS Mar. 18, 2003.
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Kaufman M. Court Orders Pentagon to Stop Anthrax Vaccinations. The Washington Post Oct. 28, 2004.
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Lee C. Mandatory Anthrax Shots to Return. The Washington Post Oct. 19, 2006.
21
NVIC. U.S. Public Health Officials Support Pediatric Anthrax Vaccine Experiment. NVIC Newsletter Mar. 12, 2013.

72 Responses to The Anthrax Vaccine and Gulf War Illness

  1. James Lachman Reply

    August 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Some of those who have posted comments do not appear to be aware that service connection is presumed for Gulf War Illness:

    https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/medically-unexplained-illness.asp

    There have been scientific advances during the last decade which suggest the biological roots of GWI and may one day lead to a cure, so I would urge those suffering not to give up hope.

  2. Caelan Reply

    August 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    First, thank you all for your service. It’s horrible what happened to you. In a way, I’m not surprised, given how the U.S. government has used soldiers (and civilians) as guinea pigs and then denied any harmful effects. Look at what the “atomic veterans” went through during World War II. Those who remain are still trying to get the government to pay up for illnesses they suffered after being exposed to radioactive fallout and other contamination. It’s shameful and horrifying. Nothing has changed in over 70 years. My grandfather was in the Navy in WWII and Korea and I’m wondering if the colon cancer he died of was related to anything he was exposed to. No way to prove it, I guess.

  3. Jeremy B. Reply

    July 20, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I am a 39 year old Navy veteran who received the Anthrax vaccine in 1998 prior and during our Westpac Persian gulf deployment . I did not want to get it but was also told I would be discharged if I refused. I got out of the navy in 2000 and since have been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis “autoimmune” asthma, joint pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel in both hands. I have high liver enzymes, protein in my urine, kidney stones and low testosterone. its very hard for me to prove any service connection through the VA since most of my problems came after my discharge. I hope one day they will be able link our problems to the vaccine.

  4. Lori Reply

    July 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I use cannabinoid oils. Seeking veterans to help bring awareness to DoD and VA to authorize our Hemp products for ailments such as what we experience.

  5. Angela Kontoulas Reply

    July 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I am an Army veteran who received the Anthrax vaccine prior to and during my tours in Korea. I did not want to get it but was told I would be discharged if I refused as it was a requirement at the time for Korea tours (1996-1997, 1999-2000). Today, I’m 47 and have also had almost all of the cluster symptoms described…some onset relatively recently in past six months to a year or so…nerve issues, fatigue and joint pain in particular. Any studies show time to onset ranges for other than Gulf vets? Curious. Thanks

  6. Angela Kontoulas Reply

    July 12, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I am an Army veteran who received the Anthrax vaccine prior to and during my tours in Korea. I did not want to get it but was told I would be discharged if I refused as it was a requirement at the time for Korea tours (1996-1997, 1999-2000). Today, I’m 47 and have also had almost all of the cluster symptoms described…some onset relatively recently in past six months to a year or so…nerve issues, fatigue and joint pain in particular. Any studies show time to onset ranges for other than Gulf vets? Curious.

  7. Angie Rinker-Lugo Reply

    July 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    In 98, Clinton said everyone gets the vaccine regardless of their station and I have experienced symptoms of fatigue, dizziness and NOW I have 5 auto immune diseases. I would love a Dr. M. Naess to reach out to me because I would love to talk to her. She is an expert.
    I know numerous of people who have MS (like myself) brain tumors and other neuro issues. Why did this have to be mandatory. A question I will never have the answer to.

  8. Jessica Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 6:05 am

    I had the vaccines Prior to gong to Korea and several other times throughout my career and I have a large portion of the symptoms that were described in this article . I have been told by doctors I have fibromyalgia but I am wondering if there is a direct connect of the two due to the vaccinations.

  9. Michelle Matthews Reply

    July 8, 2017 at 1:36 am

    I received all of the anthrax vaccines. I developed asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Both of my kids have asthma. No family history of asthma.

  10. Holly Connor Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    What about the affects of off spring? Is th this why the rate of autism is higher in the military???

  11. Andreas Haase Reply

    July 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I have seizures, major gerd, vomiting, tinnitus, ptsd from being a combat medic. I get 10% for anxiety. Had all the vaccines, tablets, and burn pit symptoms, was there for the whole thing, its all on my DD214. I see people working still and getting disability and i cant prove anything? I cant drive after a seizure for 90 days. VA is so unfair…

  12. Katy king Reply

    July 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I had six anthrax vaccines and I have almost every symptom described on this thread. No diagnosis.

  13. Carl Peeples Reply

    July 3, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 2001 and received 3 vaccinations of the anthrax. While in Saudi, I came down with strange and unexplained rashes, temporary blindness. Once I returned to the states, I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, bronchitis, asthma and degenerative arthritis. When I questioned doctors that was treating me, whether my condition was from the anthrax shots, they refused to answer the question. I have attempted to make claims through the VA, but have been unsuccessful at this point. I would be greatful to receive any information that would be helpful.

  14. Dan Jones Reply

    July 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Was in Saudia 1990 exposed to God knows what.

  15. Jenni Reams Reply

    July 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I am a wounded Iraqi war veteran who was forced, under threat of field grade article 15, to get the entire regimen of Anthrax vaccines in 1998-99. I received a booster every year until my injuries in 2003. Along with all the issues with my right arm crush injury and obvious PTSD, I suffer from chronic fatigue, extreme joint pain, nerve problems, headaches, and back issues. I had a severe reaction to my second shot in Nov. 1998. My right arm went completely numb for 48 hours. I was told the vaccines do not cause that reaction when I went to the William Beaumont Army Medical Centre in El Paso, TX. I need to do more research into this before I go to the VA with it. I am now medically retired with a 100 percent rating from both the Army and the VA. I only got the vaccines because I was forced.

  16. Erin Morgan Reply

    July 2, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I have Type 1 diabetes. Got it at 33 years old. Was also, in the Air Force. Got the Anthrax shot at 22/23yo. Diabetes does not run in the family. DID THIS SHITE THE REASON I GOT DIABETES???? OF F’N COURSE!!!

    • Lisa Jeffery Reply

      July 9, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Erin, I read your comment. I served in the Air Force too and got this vaccine in 1990 or 91. I came down with type 1 diabetes too seven years later at 35 years old. It doesn’t run in my family either. I am concerned to hear of this happening to someone else too.

      • Lisa Jeffery Reply

        July 9, 2017 at 9:41 pm

        I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 35 in 1998. I also got breast cancer in 2015. I suffered sever joint pain after chemo, so bad that I had to have an operation on the joints in my hands.

  17. Bruce Vaughn Reply

    July 1, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I was in the Gulf War and was given these ANTHRAX VACCINE. But I have no medical records showing i was given this vaccine. And when i did submit a claim, the VA wants medical records. How do i comply with this?

    • JEAN GREEN Reply

      July 4, 2017 at 6:27 am

      Bruce, you will need “Buddy letters” a couple of statements from the men/women who served with you and can state they witnessed you getting these shots and or pills. These letters need to be notarized and signed.

  18. Basil Williams Reply

    July 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I am a veteran who took all 8 doses of the anthrax. Upon returning from Iraq in 2004 I developed breathing issues. 13 years later and 2 surgeries, I am now forced into early retirement with chronic COPD and no fix in sight. I NEED HELP

  19. David Reply

    July 1, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I wish the vaccine companies had to pay out and not the tax payers for damages done by vaccines.

  20. Bernie Dietrich Reply

    July 1, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    My wife an I both served in the Gulf for almost a year and received the shots along with pills that were mandatory. She has IBS and receiving a partial disability from the VA and I have Harry Cell Leukemia which the VA is said to be unfounded. This leukemia is found in older (60’s)+ farmers who have been around chemicals and pesticides usually associated with farming. I was 30 and one of the youngest ever diagnosed with it. It’s crazy to me that the VA and DOD can’t recognize the significance of the things I had to take along with the bug juice we took, the pesticide sprayed by a mosquito truck in Daharan in front of our PT runs, the fires, diesel fuel etc. IM LOST AT WHAT TO DO!!

    • Barbara Reply

      July 3, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Mefloquine (Lariam) likely were the pills you took. They are an anti malarial. Google mefloquine toxicity.

  21. Ted Duba Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I served in the golf war from November 1998 April 1991. I was with Charlie Company, 2nd Med Battalion, 2nd FSSG, 2nd MEF. I put in my claim for Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) back in the early 1990s and was denied my claim. I suffer from all of the GWS signs and symptoms and problems. I am just now going through my disability ratings 25 years later. They are making it a nightmare for someone like me to try and get my claim processed and evaluate it correctly. My symptoms are getting worse every year and even today I was in the emergency room for over six hours with severe headaches nausea and fatigue and lightheadedness that I have had for more than 25 years now. I can only pray that I will be rated correctly this time after 25 years of suffering .

  22. Kevin Guillette Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I served 20 years in the military, have had tons of shots and many before deploying to Saudi Arabia. I am currently suffering from constant sore muscles, aches, painful joints, sleep apnea, still waking up in the morning and feeling like a dump truck ran me over 100 time every evening. Feel like I never get any sleep andI have felt like this the past 10 years and I am 43 years old. My VA doctor cannot figure out what’s wrong with me and put me on a regiment of Gabapentin and told me to take it until I feel better and pain stops. Currently I am taking 800mg and next week I will be maxed out on it at 900mg. Still feel like crap and still no diagnosis. He said I need to see mental health to see if its depression. I told him that it will most likely be depression as a secondary because I never feel good and anyone with this pain would feel depressed. He needs to get off the pot and figure what is wrong with me. I told some Veteran Service Officers about my symptoms and they told me that the symptoms are the exact symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. But noooooo, my doctor can’t figure it out. He just wants me to keep taking drugs that are not working and if I stop taking it, I will then have siezures. What am I supposed to do??

  23. Randy Bolley Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    As with all illnesses from military veteran the Government will Deny,Deny,Deny for 30 plus years and wait untill most service members are dead and gone then admit the truth. Saves money on disability claims.

  24. Monte mishoe Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I did some research on this about 6 years ago because of the medical issues I was having. These issues included joint pains along with blood clots and pulmonary embolisms. I found at one point, I believe through the FDA website that gave the lot numbers of the anthrax vaccines that were tainted. I had these which were documented in my service record. So I have been waiting years to see what the government is going to do about the people who were given the vaccine which included squalene. Take care everyone and God Bless

  25. Noel Costa Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I served in Desert Storm from 90-91 and received the whole series of shots for the anthrax vaccine. I am currently receiving a pension from the usar. But the last years of my service and presently, from fatigue joint pains I have had respitory problems and diabetic, and back pain. could all of these problems be from receiving the vaccine ?

  26. Josh Grover Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 10:20 am

    When preparing for deployment to Iraq, in 2003 we were given a sequence of these Anthrax shots. I remember having severe bad reactions to each one with hard painful lumps at the injection sites that would last a couple of weeks to a month and feeling sick after each one. What made it all worse is the processing unit that was in charge of gathering all of our documents for deployment lost all of our shot records. So my entire unit was forced to go through all the shots all over again. So not only did we get the Anthrax shots we got them 2x over. I think we were on shot number 4, came back the next week and they made us start from shot 1 again. It was literally the worst pain from a shot I’ve ever felt in my life.

  27. Manuel Guadalupe Dominguez Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 4:31 am

    I got 4 extra dosages of the anthrax vaccine because my medical files were a couple of days behind after I was sent to Germany for getting injured.They refused medical attention until I allowed to get the anthrax vaccine. When I volunteered to return to Iraq, again my file was sent late; so again with the painful vaccine in Fort Hood and once more in Kuwait.

  28. Eric Denver Reply

    June 30, 2017 at 3:20 am

    And here come the hordes of non combat Veterans looking to get their free cheddar.

    • Kara Reply

      July 4, 2017 at 8:27 am

      That is the stupidest comment I have ever heard from someone. Combat or non combat. We all received these damn shots and some of us are very sick from them.

    • Scott Reply

      July 6, 2017 at 6:34 am

      You should be ashamed. I imagine that you never served a day in your life. Sure there are some people that fraud the government, but I assure you that in my case I could care less about getting my “cheddar”. I would give everything I have to get my health back pre-Gulf War. There isn’t a day or practically a minute I don’t feel like a pile of shite and it affects everything I do and my family. So next time take a moment before you spout off about people you know nothing about.

  29. Alfred Reply

    June 29, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I had the six series shot boost every year and I don’t know if this is the cause of what I had been multiple diagnosed with. Guess I have to some more research.

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/anthrax.html

  30. Garrett Stiglitz Reply

    June 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I deployed to Iraq in 2006 and they forced us to take the shots. They tried while in the states but couldn’t do to laws. However when we arrive in country they said since we were not in the us anymore the laws didn’t protect us and we had to take the shots or face ucmj actions.

  31. Adam Moreno Reply

    June 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I was issued all 6 anthrax doses over a period of months in 2003, and just his year I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis which there is no known cure for and is tied to the gastrointestinal system and abnormal amount of white blood cells/ eosinophils. I deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Quatar, and spent some time in Pakistan between 2003 and 2012.

  32. William Hutchins Reply

    June 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I served in the Marines and went overseas in 99-2000. I was given the anthrax shots but only three and just had a knot on my arm for about a month. Now I suffer for fatigue and joint pain. I was diagnosed with degenerative disk and had spinal fusion last year. I was unaware that this was a symptom until now. Thanks for the info.

  33. E in Ohio Reply

    June 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I was sent to SA in ’94 and shortly after returning I experienced nerve issues in my upper back that paralyzed the muscles that hold the scapula in place. There was no trauma or unjust of any type but the military docs, even after being sent to Elgin AFB to see a specialist, I was limited to lifting 5 lbs because anything more would cause my scapula to stick straight out. Nerves were found to be unresponsive and no reason could be determined through extensive testing. Then, a year or so later, it instantly went away and normal function to the muscles returned. It was the craziest thing but I always attributed it to either the shots or exposure to some sort of nerve agent while in Saudi. This whole anthrax vaccine very well could be the culprit!

  34. JoAnn Bonzi Reply

    June 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Has anyone filed a law suit on this? I’m curious as to what is being done about those who have suffered from this vaccine.

    • Robert Pieper Reply

      July 2, 2017 at 10:37 am

      There is a group of Desert Storm Vets that have started a class action suit against the Government.

    • John J. Montecalvo Reply

      July 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Yes, there has been a lawsuit, class action, attonery pitts law firm in Texas, I Called them,they stated it was just for Texas Veterans? I was told by them that this case is still pending in NEW york?

  35. PJStorer Reply

    June 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve never had any joint or breathing issues. All my joint issues now seemed to have suddenly developed over a small period of time starting shortly after 2007, the first time I was deployed to SWA. Only got 3 shots. Worked flight line as a crew chief, but traveled through smoke every now and then as well. Everything is bi-lateral. Both feet, hips (one total replacement at 43 yrs old), both shoulders, back, etc..Been retired now for a couple of years, and pain gets progressively worse. VA doc is at a loss. Says I’m too young for all this joint pain/degeneration. And the fact that it’s all bi-lateral has her stumped.

    • L.W.Mayo Reply

      June 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      I have never been officially diagnosed with the Gulf War Syndrome. I received the entire series of the six vaccinations of the vaccine. I experienced several reactions after certain the 2nd and fourth vaccine in the series such as severe joint pain. When i was 44 yrs old I was told that I needed both of my hip replaced but they would not do it until I turned at least 50 Y/O, also that I would not make to be 55 Y/O with out being in a wheelchair if I did not have the surgery done I ha my left hip replaced in 2013 and my right hip replaced in 2014. Now the are looking at having to do both knees. I also suffer from a majority of the systems such as excessive tiredness and insomnia etc. It seems that there may be some connection with the vaccine destroying cartilage tissue as well. Now I am having too have shoulder surgery because the cartilage has deteriorated so badly.

    • Waycoolmom1 Reply

      June 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Hi PJ. I too suffered bone/joint pain; mine started around 2008 (I’d been active duty for 22 years at that point) in hips, followed by other joints. Doctors were baffled for two years until one non-military doc diagnosed a severe vitamin D deficiency and osteoarthritis. Vitamin D treatment took a year or so and helped, but what really made a difference was when, after I retired and unrelated to the pain, I tried a wheat-free diet for a couple weeks. HUGE decrease in pain. I went back on the wheat and the pain returned. So, I’m back off wheat now and living with a lot less pain these days.

    • W wardley Reply

      July 2, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      I am also retired now and have my left shoulder operated on twice now, and now the rt one is going to get done also. Has this been looked at because of the Anthrax Vaccine? Cause the Ry shoulder just came about out of the blue and pain like crazy…..

  36. Alicia Reply

    May 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/08/12/connecting-dots-mycoplasma/

    This is an excerpt from the Snowshoe Documentary film: Mycoplasma – Dr. Garth Nicolson-microbiologist, https://youtu.be/7W4tu5qgaWA (Approx 11 min) This film is available in it’s entirety at the You Tube link below:
    Biological Warfare – Experiments on the American People
    https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QJo3…
    More information on this subject in further in-depth detail is available and at:
    HIDDEN PANDEMIC
    https://sites.google.com/site/conflagration2100/hidden-pandemic
    See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT25HhAVhhU&app=desktop This is much longer – approx. 1 hour, but much more in depth.
    “Cancer, AIDS, Weaponized Mycoplasmas & Gulf War Illness.

    Prof. Garth Nicolson’s hypothesis is straightforward: “The emergence of new illnesses and an increase in the incidence rate of previously described signs & symptoms are due to our toxic environment & the purposeful development & testing of Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Dr. Nicolson heads the Institute for Molecular Medicine. He spoke at the 9th Common Cause Medical Research Foundation Conference, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on Aug. 29-31, 2008.”

    The following is a very sad and troubling account about the connection between Myco and Gulf War Syndrome: http://www.omsj.org/authors/gulf-war-syndrome-killing-our-own “In 1997, After extensive study of Gulf veterans’ ailments, Dr. Garth Nicolson, a specialist in cell biology and biochemistry and a professor of internal medicine and pathology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, estimated that 100,000 Americans had become sick from Gulf War syndrome. This number included both soldiers and members of their immediate families. He pointed out that although Gulf War syndrome is not a universal disease, there are entire units which have become sick. This suggests that the illness is associated with exact locations within the region, suggesting a vaccine and/or chemical weapon components to the illness.

    Nicolson stressed that in addition to affecting Americans, Gulf War syndrome had taken its toll on others who participated in the coalition forces. As of 1997, 27 of the 28 coalition nations had claimed that they have numerous sick veterans, as well as sick members of veterans’ families. This is especially true in England, where at that time, between 1200 and over 3500 Gulf War vets were afflicted with the syndrome, referred to as desert fever in that country. Many Gulf vet families in Britain sued their government after having had deformed children, and it was reported that at least one ex-soldier has requested a vasectomy because he was terrified of having any more children with problems. France did not report Gulf War illnesses as of 1997, possibly because they did not immunize their troops with experimental vaccines, or because they treated them with the antibiotic doxycycline prior to active service.”

    This same site states: “An article in 2003 in a French laboratory points out the cause of a specific illness called macrophagic myofascitis noted by ‘diffuse myalgias and chronic fatigue syndrome’. It is noted that an aluminum adjuvant in vaccines is known to cause this condition. One third of these patients develop autoimmune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis. ‘Multiple vaccinations performed over a short period of time in the Persian Gulf area have been recognized as the main risk factor for Gulf War syndrome. Moreover, the war vaccine against anthrax, which is administered in a 6-shot regimen and seems to be crucially involved, is adjuvanted by aluminum hydroxide and, possibly, squalene, another Th-2 adjuvant.’”

    Written by the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice and substantiating this further: http://www.whale.to/vaccine/cantwell2.html “One factor common to all the troops is that they were given experimental and potentially dangerous drugs and vaccines employed to protect them against Iraqi chemical and biowarfare agents. As early as December 1990, there were warnings about using our servicemen as medical guinea pigs. In an unprecedented legal decision, the FDA allowed the Pentagon to give unapproved drugs and vaccines without requiring consent of the soldiers. Claiming security reasons, the Pentagon also refused to identify the types or the number of drugs and injections they forced the troops to take.

    An angry serviceman stationed in Saudi Arabia maintained his civil rights were violated, and sued the government in January 1991. Ever since the post World War II Nuremberg trials, which convicted many top-ranking Nazis for crimes against human nature, it has been unethical and unlawful to use people as guinea pigs in experiments without their informed consent. This legal requirement was waived when the lawsuit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Stanley S. Harris, who cited the necessity of the military to protect the health of its troops.

    Soldiers who rejected the injections were given them forcibly. Physicians who refused to cooperate with the military’s experimental vaccine program were treated harshly. Army reservist Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn protested it was her duty under the Nuremberg Code of Justice not to vaccinate personnel with experimental vaccines without their consent. At Huet-Vaughn’s court-martial trial, a military judge ignored these considerations of international law and medical ethics, and sentenced the mother of three children to 30 months in prison. Under pressure from activist groups, the doctor was released from military prison after serving eight months.

    Nicholson obviously had tremendous pressure put on him and his lab was threatened with being shut down frequently. All of this is explained in the book Project Day Lily.
    The pdf goes through all the symptoms of Mycoplasma, but they are remarkably similar to Lyme. The troubling issue is they lack a cell wall which makes many types of antibiotics ineffective. There are over 100 known species of which approximately 6 are known to be troublesome to humans. They prefer a low oxygen environment and live inside cells which evade the immune system. They are obtained by fluid exchange and are easily spread via air.

    90% of evaluated ALS patients had Mycoplasma. 100% of ALS patients with Gulf War Syndrome had Mycoplasma and nearly all of those were specifically the weaponized M. fermentans incognitus.

    *One of the hallmark symptoms of Mycoplasma is fatigue*

  37. Veteran Mom Reply

    May 7, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Just a nit-picking style note. The term “soldier” refers to personnel serving with the Army. It is not a term for military personnel serving in other branches, who should be referred to in the generic as military personnel or as troops, per AP guidelines.

    It’s a common mistake, but one that wrongly presumes that sailors, marines, airmen, and coast guardsmen are soldiers, when they are not. Given that plenty of military personnel other than and including soldiers have suffered the effects of Gulf War Syndrome, it would be a sign of respect to edit the article to reflect this fact.

    • Doc Dave Reply

      June 29, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Your wrong

    • Wallace Johnson Reply

      July 1, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Coming from a 20 year Navy Veteran, thank you. I served to tours in the middle of the Gulf and was in the Red Sea for the start of Desert Storm. I, along with my shipmates received those vaccinations as well. It is confusing to me when the term “Troops” is often used because many people believe it’s just the Army, when in fact, as you mentioned the other services as well. So when I look for military discounts, benefits or etc… I don’t consider myself a “Troop,” but rather a Sailor.

  38. t moore Reply

    May 7, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I also took the vaccine and did not appear to suffer any issues from it. I think I am lucky in that my flight surgeon was a very good friend of mine and counseled me. He said the vaccine itself was most likely o.k. but that the regimen was not. The military was dictating the 6 shot regimen be given at 2 week intervals which he felt kind of overloaded the system. On his advise, I took it but made myself unavailable for repeated inoculations on the tight schedule that he felt overloaded the immune system. I had my shot regimen two months apart and had no adverse effects.

    • Anthony G Iocca Reply

      June 17, 2017 at 8:19 am

      I deployed in 2002, my Anthrax shots where also spread out over a period of a few months. I cannot complain of any effects I could attribute from the shots…

    • Heidi Reply

      July 28, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      I was only given one Anthrax shot while in the Army and I am suffering from neurological symptoms as well as severe brain fog. My husband had all 6 while he was in and now has IBS and epilepsy.

  39. Mark whitney Reply

    May 4, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Ok , so what do the want to do now . that it’s to late for us, or is there something that can reverse the symptoms

  40. Michael A Lopez Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I am a retired SFC/ E-7 retired Combat Wounded Veteran.
    My men and I received half of the Anthrax Vaccine for the proportion of our deployment.
    We had to sign a form to take it, because of the controversy of the drug. That we would receive an Article 15 of we refused.
    I was involved in an IED explosion buried in a culvert 6 ft. beneath us. I love with acid from my stomach coming job they my esophagus. My digestive system doesn’t work properly and my eye’s all the sudden dry out and become very sticky all the time. I go days without a bowel movement. They say my red blood cells are smaller than usual. They’ve done several tests, yet tell me nothing.

    • Lisa Reply

      May 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Mr. Lopez and anyone else damaged by the Anthrax.
      First thank you for your service.
      Please seek out a functional medicine provider: Cleveland Clinic or others around the country will be able to slowly detox you, heal you.
      My heart breaks that you were forced to get this vaccine.

  41. Greg Fanin Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    took the whole regimen; December 1990; right after Christmas day and stayed in a hospital bed for 3 to 5 days; it was over a month before I felt like ‘duty’. Several others were with me and several told me ‘for awhile we thought you were a gone -er’ GF

  42. Paul Watts Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I was serving in UK Armed forces during the Gulf and was told that I had to have a Plague vaccine.. I along with hundreds of my unit 16/5 Lancers took it as standard, well it complete wiped me out for 4 days ( fever vomiting high temp) a few days later I asked a nurse friend about this vacine and was told that it had not been passed by the WHO , so when I went to get the further course I asked the question and was told I could refuse it ( now in the Brit Army I had never been told that before) so I was not given the further courses
    I don’t think I have any illness relating to Gulf War Syndrome but many people I have served with do have various symptoms I’m so glad I never fully participated in the remaining inoculations

  43. Colorado Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Mandatory vaccinations are why I did not join the armed services, otherwise I would have felt very proud to participate. It does not make sense that the bravest people should have the least medical liberty.

  44. John Vermeulen Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Absolutely Disgusting! Once again members of the Military were made Guinea Pigs by our Government for an untested and unproven pharmaceutical product of questionable effectiveness. Given that past US Military Doctrine was to go Nuclear in the event of a foreign Chemical or Biological attack…what was the benefit of such an odious policy? Importantly the Taxpayers will be on the financial hook for an ever growing number of sick and dying Veterans along with survivor benefits paid to their surviving spouses?

    Where is the Accountability on the part of our US Military Medical Corp Officers? I think we are to have ethical policies on the part of our Military we must start holding the Officers authorizing these practices accountable. Perhaps we might want to have Investigations Conducted of these Officers for violations of the UCMJ for crimes such as “Conduct Unbecoming” along with “Cruelty and Maltreatment” of our Troops. If this happens no matter what Administration they serve under, if they engage in Malfeasance and Investigated and Prosecuted it will send a Message that this type of unethical behavior will not be tolerated any longer. These so called Medical Officers aka the “Leadership” engaged in conduct very risky to our Troops, but also forgot about their obligation to the Taxpayers.

  45. Sara Boyd Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I am a victim of the mandatory Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program. I was forced to retire after ten years of active duty service. I received multiple anthrax inoculations, some of which I have the lot numbers for and others I don’t even have record of. I am suffering from Gulf War Illness without ever stepping foot in the Gulf. It has become increasenly more difficult to get proper care and even a diagnosis. I put together a non-profit called Operation Truth – Gulf War Suffering Unite to bring awareness of GWI, while raising funds to hire the lawyers we need to gain the benefits we deserve. Thank you so much for this amazing piece of literature. With your permission I would like to place this info on Operation Truth’s website. We are in the early stages of development and we are compiling as much evidence as we can. Any advice for my new endeavor would be much accepted. Thank you again for your support and have a great week.

    Thank you,

    Sara

    • Candy Donald Reply

      May 11, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Hello Sara Boyd

      I am a gulf war veteran who also had to take the anthrax vaccine. I got 4 of the 6 shots after returning from Iraq I ETSed five months later. But right after returning I was diagnosed with asthma/ bronchitis as well hair loss now called scarring alopecia. After 14 years later I still having unexplained troubles with my body/health all because of the anthrax and the burn pits exposure. I would love to help you in anyway to get this info out to the public and get evidence for attorneys to help us all get the benefits we truly deserve. I would love to talk with you about this matter further about this please email me or call 931-301-1729. The wider we spread this thing the better. Thanks Sincerely Candy Donald

      • Michael foster Reply

        June 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        I was also told I had asthma and was around the burn pits. I was post seedd at the one at camp bucca. Did you ever get assistants with any thing?

        Thanks.

    • Mr. Bones Reply

      June 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      I assure you that the anthrax vaccine will cause rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative joint disease and the VA knows it. I am 100% disabled veteran due to anthrax vaccine residuals that caused or worsened my RA. Moreover, autoimmune diseases develop with some people whose immune system is predisposed or vulnerable to autoimmune disease after receiving the anthrax vaccine. I did not go to gulf but did receive 3 anthrax shots. I almost died from blood infections and urinary tract infections. It took 12 years to win my case with the VA.I am still angry and I know many other veterans are out there who do not know the right words to say and/or give up trying to get the VA to acknowledge the anthrax vaccine makes some people sick.

      • Hannah Gengenbach Reply

        June 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        I received 3 of 6 vaccines while in theater in ’99 and am now dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is still a lump on my arm from my second shot.

      • Carlos R. Lopez-Ruiz USMC Veteran. Reply

        July 1, 2017 at 12:53 pm

        Mr. bones and all others affected. First I thank you all for your service my fellow Veterans. I’d like to add that though not diagnosed with the dessert storm syndrome. As I was not aware of all this. I have for years been saying that this is hat have caused all my health conditions symptoms and issues. I as most all young folks had ignored most issues and never really seemed medical care I received 4-5 of the shots in 1998 I believe. Shortly there after I started suffering from intense headaches and Migraines then started having carpal tunnel symptoms neck pack pain spasms nerve jolts gastrointestinal issues but ignored it got tested for carpal tunnelnafter I got out and was told I didn’t have it but I had some kind of issues cause the pain was there. As years passed I started getting other and worsening issues excessive fatigue memory loss etc. I never went to the VA for care or to seek info or help of any kind as I felt that I was not entitled to services due to that I never served in combat and I felt guilty of taking the space of a deserving Vet. It took me almost 15 yrs after getting out to finally seek the VA after much convincing from Vet. coworkers. Once there I was diagnosed with a pituitary glad tumor of which another fellow Marine and coworker was also diagnosed with after my findings as we compared symptoms he was tested and had the same thing. I had two brain surgeries for it, I continue to suffer from chronic migraines nerve pains chronic fatigue sleep apnea and many other neurological symptoms which doctors seem to put off and or are stunned as to not finding links. Also another fellow Marine Sister and friend was diagnosed with MS and medically retired after 10yrs in service. Knew of an airman that also suffered from neurological issues as his legs would just give out without warning he was diagnosed and linked to anthrax. I know this has to be the culprit I would like to ask any and all who are working on any of this for any help in what I can do and seek to try to get some help from the VA. I again thank you all, Semper-FI!!!

      • Tracy Reply

        July 2, 2017 at 4:37 pm

        Mr. Bones, I was diagnosed with RA in my 40s! My RA factors are sky high. I hurt every day…my feet, knees, hands. It’s all making sense to me now. I haven’t slept good in years! I had a cataract, also in my 40s, that was so bad they had to replace my lens. Not sure if that has anything to do with the Anthrax I got or not. But I am way too young for ANY of these medical problems!

        • Tracy Shook Reply

          July 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

          I have RA, osteo, and degenerate dx. Igot all shots plus a booster. I hurt everyday and somedays I cannot use my hands as they wont bend at the joints. I am 43, but had this problem for last 10 years. I know 5 others who deployed with me who have RA. I hope we can all come together and fight this.

    • Megan Kelley Reply

      June 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      I also have gulf war syndrome, lung damage and actually can point my asthma directly to the anthrax shot. I was forced by my CO to get it and he even lied to the doctor when i told them i could not take it because of having a viral infection. Even with coughing up green snot, being on meds for bronchitis and sinus infection, i was still forced to take 3 shots. We were also housed in condemned barracks. I was denied by VA for gulf war syndrome as well since i never deployed. I have sweats, fevers, lung damage, nerve issues in my leg and now foot nerve issues and a few other symptoms directly associated with that. I will look up your site..

  46. Jay Thomas Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Desert Storm Combat Veteran

    • George Wade Reply

      May 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      I have seen Vaccine Syndrome by Scott Miller and read BioHazard by Colonel Ken Alibek: something incoherent is going on between the promise of health and security of the vaccine and reality.

      The Russian team that found the most virulent anthrax and Genetically Modified it to be resistant to any vaccine as well as most antibiotics: must be feeling that they do not need to go to war with us; we do a much better job of destroying our own forces — ourselves. That is how effective the system of the Vaccine Goldmine is in delivering payment for 5 shots for every new service person + 1 booster a year for everybody.

      I am Canadian and am working on getting this to the attention of the Vaxxed movement. The magic word ‘Vaccine’ keeps us asleep while the Anthrax attack advances to the toxic stage; when it is too late to take anti-biotics. Much too great an invitiation to deranged people.

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