Daniel Bradshaw

I was stationed at George AFB from February 1984 to April 1986. I was an Air Cargo Specialist. AFC 60551. A few weeks after arriving at George AFB, my eyeballs swelled up. I’m not talking about around the eyes, my eyeballs themselves. My vision was similar to that of a spider. The doctors said it was a reaction to something in the area. I lived in the old barracks near the chow hall at that time. I later moved to base housing after getting married. After living in base housing, I began to get heavy acid reflux. I went to the doctor on base and was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. The reflux eroded my esophagus. I now have Barret’s esophagus. I had surgery 3 weeks ago to repair a hernia. I am in recovery now. I am on a 2-year rotation to have an endoscopy for the rest of my life. I am at high risk of developing esophageal cancer. I had no health issues when I arrived at George. In my career field, any cargo, including hazardous material, received by air shipment would have been offloaded from the cargo planes by me and a group of trainees. This is my story.

Daniel Bradshaw


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