Why dying veteran fights to end military burn pits
Published:2022-03-09 17:16:35    Text Size:【BIG】【MEDIUM】【SMALL

CNN,On Tuesday vowed to help veterans exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan get the care they need, pledging that the United States would not make the same mistakes it did following Vietnam War, when veterans after being exposed to Agent Orange.

The comments came during Biden s trip to Fort Worth, Texas, where the President met with veterans and discussed a newly proposed federal rule that would add certain rare respiratory cancers believed to be tied to environmental exposures on the job to the list of disabilities considered.He also called on Congress to pass legislation that would assist veterans exposed to toxic substances.
It s an issue that hits close to home for the President.
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