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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:41 PM
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Unexplained Death of Troops
At Least 70 OEF and OIF troops have died of unexpained causes.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/061008sold...

In the loft of her house in Newcastle, Barbara Damon-Day spends every morning searching for answers to why her son, National Guard Capt. Patrick D. Damon , died auddenly in Afghanistan on June 15.

I feel very tuned in. Every day, when I get out of bed, I think of a name to call, she said. Its been a very significant part of my grieving.

In Biddeford, in an office at Southern Maine Medical Center, Andrew Schneider spands most days attending to a full schedule of respiratory patients. His son, Army Spc. Matthew E. Schneider, also died unexpectedly and of unknown causes in Iraq on Aug 28.

You have to read this see if you come up the same conclusions I have come to.. DePleted Uranium
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dave502d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:45 PM
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1. You got it right, DePleted Uranium. n/y
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:47 PM
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2. K and R.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:47 PM
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3. Or this bug
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:50 PM
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4. Agent Orange for us, DU for the troops of '91 and this illegal war.
Thanks for all you are doing for our, by the government, forgotten troops.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:56 PM
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5. k&r
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:03 PM
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6. Sudden Unexpected Death is Quite Common
Most people are very surprised to hear that sudden and unexpected death, also known as "sudden cardiac arrest" or "sudden cardiac death", is the number one cause of death in the US and other developed countries. Approximately 1,000 Americans die from it each day, roughly one in seven of all deaths. The media typically calls it a "massive heart attack", but it's quite different than a "clogged arteries" heart attack. It's caused by a disruption of the electrical system in the heart. Most of the time it occurs in people with no known pre-existing heart disease - its victims are often young, e.g., high-school athletes.

Many things can set off a sudden cardiac arrest - one of these is an electrolyte imbalance. Given the hellish temperatures that the soldiers are exposed to, while wearing heavy body armor and gear, it's reasonably easy to throw electrolytes out of whack, hence I'd expect that even more cases than normal.
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ariellyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:09 PM
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7. The odds of thousands dying among hundreds of millions in an
aging population where disease will be a factor does not equal or explain the deaths of young, healthy troops. The armed forces population does not compare to the general population.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:02 PM
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8. More Than 1,000 Per Day
Total of 400,000 or so per year.

It even happens to young athletes - a pro basketball player and a pro football player died of this just in the last year. These are people who are fit as can be, and get lots and lots of scrutiny from the medical community.

The number of deaths reported amongst the soldiers just doesn't strike me as particularly out of line.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:09 PM
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9. I agree if the rashs and other sign were not shown up
I Talked to some Gulf War vets tonight this is what they are dying from.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:30 AM
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10. Kick(nt)
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