Karen O.

Hi, my name is Karen. I came across Frank Vera’s sites quite by accident, and I must say I was stunned by what I read. I was stationed at GAFB for just 19 months, from Sept. 1974 – May 1976. I lived in one of the barracks on base, although I don’t remember which one. I was pregnant when discharged and had a miscarriage a month or two later. I had a live birth in 1982, my son Brian. When he was 19 he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a very aggressive bone & soft tissue cancer. He died 7 years later in 2009. Shortly after Brian died I began to have horrendous vaginal bleeding every single day, and long story short, I was eventually diagnosed with uterine cancer and had to have a total hysterectomy in 2012. I am now 63 years old and dealing with an enlarged liver, among other health issues. But I question if any of my health issues, as well as my son’s tragic death, can be linked all the way back to my short time on GAFB? From what I’ve read, it seems that the worst poisonings on the base happened in the 1980s, and to people living there longer than I did. So I’m not sure if I should be putting two and two together, or not.

Regards, Karen



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