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McCaskill plan to help World War II vets exposed to mustard gas ... - NavyTimes.com

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 01:30

NavyTimes.com

McCaskill plan to help World War II vets exposed to mustard gas ...
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A measure headed to President Donald Trump's desk could help World War II veterans exposed to mustard gas by the military, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill ...

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McCaskill plan to help veterans with mustard gas passes - Springfield News-Leader

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:34

NPR

McCaskill plan to help veterans with mustard gas passes
Springfield News-Leader
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A measure headed to President Donald Trump's desk could help World War II veterans exposed to mustard gas by the military, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday. The measure, which the Senate passed as part of ...
McCaskill Plan to Help Vets Exposed to Mustard Gas PassesU.S. News & World Report
For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's DeskNPR
Congress passes bill to give veterans exposed to mustard gas another shot at benefitsKansas City Star
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McCaskill plan to help vets exposed to mustard gas passes - ABC News

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 23:00

Kansas City Star

McCaskill plan to help vets exposed to mustard gas passes
ABC News
A measure headed to President Donald Trump's desk could help World War II veterans exposed to mustard gas by the military, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday. The measure, which the Senate passed as part of another bill to expand college aid ...
Congress passes bill to give veterans exposed to mustard gas another shot at benefitsKansas City Star
For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's DeskNPR
Vets used as mustard gas test subjects by US win victory in Congress with McCaskill's billHannibal.net

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Congress passes bill to give veterans exposed to mustard gas another shot at benefits - Kansas City Star

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:17

Kansas City Star

Congress passes bill to give veterans exposed to mustard gas another shot at benefits
Kansas City Star
A Missouri veteran and others who were exposed to mustard gas and lewisite experimentation during World War II may finally be able to claim Veterans Affairs benefits. A provision in the GI Bill expansion that passed through Congress on Wednesday night ...
Vets used as mustard gas test subjects by US win victory in Congress with McCaskill's billHannibal.net

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For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's Desk - NPR

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 18:23

NPR

For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's Desk
NPR
The move comes more than two years after an NPR investigation revealed the Department of Veterans Affairs had broken its promise to seek out and compensate those men who had incurred permanent injuries from mustard gas testing. Now declassified ...
McCaskill Plan to Help Vets Exposed to Mustard Gas PassesU.S. News & World Report
Congress passes bill to give veterans exposed to mustard gas another shot at benefitsKansas City Star
Vets used as mustard gas test subjects by US win victory in Congress with McCaskill's billHannibal.net

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Senate approves bill to help vets exposed to mustard gas - KSPR

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:28

KSPR

Senate approves bill to help vets exposed to mustard gas
KSPR
WASHINGTON The Arla Harrell Act is named for the last living Missouri veteran exposed to those mustard gas experiments at Camp Crowder near Neosho. The bill was sponsored by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and co-sponsored by fellow Missouri Sen.

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Senate approves bill to help vets exposed to mustard gas - KY3 - KY3

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:24

KY3

Senate approves bill to help vets exposed to mustard gas - KY3
KY3
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill aimed at providing relief to veterans intentionally exposed to mustard gas during World War II.

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Congress passes legislation making it easier for World War II vets exposed to mustard gas to prove cases - STLtoday.com

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:31

STLtoday.com

Congress passes legislation making it easier for World War II vets exposed to mustard gas to prove cases
STLtoday.com
WASHINGTON • Congress has passed legislation that will make it easier for World War II vets who say they were exposed to mustard gas and other chemical agents to prove their cases to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Arla Harrell Act, named ...

Researchers developing portable system to neutralize chemical threats - Stars and Stripes

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 06:06

Stars and Stripes

Researchers developing portable system to neutralize chemical threats
Stars and Stripes
The international community agreed to take possession of and destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical warfare agents, such as sarin, soman, mustard gas and toxic industrial chemicals, after an alleged sarin rocket attack in Ghouta in 2013. The agents were ...

Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of First World War - CTV News

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 21:42

CTV News

Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of First World War
CTV News
YPRES, Belgium -- Dismembered soldiers sucked into cesspools of mud. Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering over the wounded who were awaiting their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields. The Third Battle of Ypres, fought in ...

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Chemical weapons: A history from Passchendaele to Syria - The Week UK

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:20

The Week UK

Chemical weapons: A history from Passchendaele to Syria
The Week UK
Europe fell silent today to honour the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One and the first in which mustard gas was used effectively as a weapon. Chemical weapons gained notoriety during the conflict ...

Passchendaele 100th anniversary: Why was this one of the most brutal battles of the First World War? - The Independent

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:20

The Independent

Passchendaele 100th anniversary: Why was this one of the most brutal battles of the First World War?
The Independent
The battlefield became a clay and water-filled swamp, with tanks, men and horses alike sinking into the mud. It was also the first time the Germans used mustard gas, a blistering agent which gathered in shell-holes and made the skin bubble and burn. It ...
Royals, Descendants Mark Centenary of Futile WWI BattleU.S. News & World Report
Battle of Passchendaele facts: Where exactly and when was it? How many casualties were there? Why is it so important?Evening Standard
PM May, Prince Charles at service to remember Indian soldiersHindustan Times

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WWII vet exposed to mustard gas finally has his say - Fairborn Daily Herald

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:11

WWII vet exposed to mustard gas finally has his say
Fairborn Daily Herald
He is one of an estimated 60,000 enlisted men exposed to mustard gas in military experiments during World War II. In April 2016, the VA determined that just 40 soldiers had been compensated for their suffering. Harrell isn't one of them, at least not yet.

Battle centennial sums up horror of World War I - Mohave Valley News

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 07:17

Daily Mail

Battle centennial sums up horror of World War I
Mohave Valley News
Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering over the wounded who were awaiting their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields. The Third Battle of Ypres, fought in western Belgium a century ago, was as bad as World War I would get.
Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of World War IKRQE News 13
Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago sums up horrors of the first world warSouth China Morning Post

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Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of World War I - KIRO Seattle

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 20:00

BBC News

Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of World War I
KIRO Seattle
... to the coast turned out to be wildly ambitious. With rain turning the swampy terrain to mud and the Germans armed with mustard gas, it would take until November for the Allies to capture the village. They never got close to the ports of Zeebrugge ...
Pay your respects to 30 Wilmslow men who lost their lives at Third Battle of YpresWilmslow.co.uk
Why a century on Passchendaele remains a by word for the horrors of war.Yorkshire Post

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How sharks can help the US Military in the future - Fox News

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:08

Fox News

How sharks can help the US Military in the future
Fox News
Syria, for example, is believed to have mustard gas, sarin and chlorine. It is also believed they are working on toxic nerve agents like VX gas. They could also unleash these threats U.S. forces, using artillery rockets, ballistic missiles and aircraft ...

Mary Sanchez: World War II vet exposed to mustard gas finally has say - Denton Record Chronicle

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 01:48

Denton Record Chronicle

Mary Sanchez: World War II vet exposed to mustard gas finally has say
Denton Record Chronicle
McCaskill's proposed legislation would require the VA "to reconsider and make a new determination regarding each claim for disability compensation in connection with exposure to mustard gas or lewisite ... during World War II." The senator attended an ...

Fascinating historic footage shows American troops preparing for First World War chemical warfare with mock battles ... - Daily Mail

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:14

Daily Mail

Fascinating historic footage shows American troops preparing for First World War chemical warfare with mock battles ...
Daily Mail
The images mark some of the earliest records of wartime gas masks in use, and were the first able to effectively combat poison gas. They were created in 1915 after the first deadly chlorine gas attack was launched by German forces earlier that same ...

US to clean-up race test chemical weapon relics on Panama island - Chemistry World (subscription)

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:43

US to clean-up race test chemical weapon relics on Panama island
Chemistry World (subscription)
The eight chemical bombs, which mostly contain mustard gas, were discovered on the island in 2002 and will be disposed of in September, according to the Canadian National Post. During the second world war, the US spearheaded an initiative with Canada ...

A World War II vet exposed to mustard gas finally may be compensated - Orlando Sentinel

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:35

Orlando Sentinel

A World War II vet exposed to mustard gas finally may be compensated
Orlando Sentinel
He is one of an estimated 60,000 enlisted men exposed to mustard gas in military experiments during World War II. In April 2016, the VA determined that just 40 soldiers had been compensated for their suffering. Harrell isn't one of them, at least not yet.

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