Friday, August 7, 2009

Veteran with Gulf War Illness airs graphic video about his condition

Written by Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes

( - Friday, August 7, 2009) -- An Indiana veteran of the 1991 Gulf War has publicly released a groundbreaking video regarding his personal experience with Gulf War Illness.

"Dale," an Indianapolis, Ind. veteran, who goes by an online name of
The Alpha Dale, posted the graphic, home-shot video on the Internet on August 5. The video includes panning and close-ups of his persistent skin rashes and cut-aways to on-screen text narration providing a broader context of his experiences with Gulf War illness.

"Having Gulf War Illness, affects every aspect of my life," says Dale in the video's opening text narrative. "Until recently, I like most veterans, have been to [sic] embarrassed and shamed into feeling bad about letting others know that I am ill."

This video can also be viewed online on YouTube.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am a veteran as well. I have ulcer like outbreaks. Right now, on my hand. I've never known what might be the cause of them. But I wasn't in the Gulf War, I was in Iraq. I've seen other veterans with similar skin issues and I definitely think their is a connection here. Too many coincidences to be otherwise. I'm greatful for your post and bringing this much needed issue into the light.