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David McCracken

Tammy McCracken, Wife of the late Colonel David McCracken, U.S. Army

As a U.S. Army Reservist, my husband deployed several times after 9/11. On October 2, 2010, we ran a half-marathon at Disney World. Seven days later, our world drastically changed. A biopsy confirmed that David had Glioblastoma Multiform (GBM), a statistical anomaly considering he was 45, in outstanding physical shape with no hereditary conditions. He died 11 months later. David’s last words to me were: “Did I do a good job?” I told him yes and kissed him goodbye.

Frederick Slape

Diane Slape, Wife of the late SFC. (Ret) Frederick T. Slape, U.S. Army

My husband, SFC (RET) Frederick Timothy Slape, 42 years old and retired from the Army after 20 years of service 8/31/2012. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer with Metastatic Brain Tumors, due to his extensive exposure to the Burn Pits during his 2 tours in Afghanistan, FOB Ramrod & FOB Andar. He died 9 weeks after diagnosis, on 10/22/2015, which was only 3 yrs after retirement. We were supposed to have forever!

Cindy Aman

SGT Cindy Aman, U.S. Army Veteran

When I was told I had a progressive, untreatable lung disease due to toxic exposure from my deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom; I went from being a physically fit person to having to give up my career as a police officer. Instead of giving up, I started listening to and reading about the thousands of other veterans who are suffering. There is no reason to wait decades to provide the care and treatment needed. These people who put their lives on the line to fight for our country held up their end of their promise no questions asked.

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I was medically retired from the Army after 23 years of service with the rank of Captain following my diagnosis from a lung biopsy to include other secondary medical diagnosis. In May 2018, I was diagnosed with a Toxic Brain Injury. I worked as a State Trooper for the Texas Highway Patrol following 14 years of state service. After losing two careers and facing a journey of delay and denial for compensation & healthcare, My wife and I co-founded Burn Pits 360. I am an ardent advocate for the families of the forgotten and those Warriors battling illnesses associated with environmental toxic exposure.
CPT (Ret.) Le Roy Torres, 46 U.S. Army / Texas Highway Patrol / Co-founder, Burn Pits 360 Veterans Organization
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Burn Pits 360’s established the registry in 2010 to monitor the health of service members and Veterans exposed to open air burn pits. The Burn Pit 360 registry allows eligible Veterans and service members to document their exposures, report health concerns, submit updated health and death entries through an online questionnaire that allows us to track changes in physical and mental health over time, gaps in care and denial of VA benefits.

The registry is a comprehensive and confidential voluntary health survey that will allow us to better understand the health outcomes of our service men and women exposed to Airborne hazards and burn pits.The data collected through the registry will allow us to collaborate with independent researchers and medical institutions to track and investigate illness, recovery and deaths.

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