Imagine you enlisted in the armed forces to fight for your country during World War II. Imagine, while at training, you’re asked to participate in testing for “summer clothing.” Imagine, after signing up for these tests, learning that you’re going to be subjected to mustard gas by your own government… and you can’t tell a soul.


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Imagine you enlisted in the armed forces to fight for your country during World War II. Imagine, while at training, you’re asked to participate in testing for “summer clothing.” Imagine, after signing up for these tests, learning that you’re going to be subjected to mustard gas by your own government… and you can’t tell a soul.

WATCH: CNN’s Jake Tapper explores these secret chemical weapons tests
and my fight to help the remaining veterans

WATCH NOW: CNN's Jake Tapper explores my bill to help WWII veterans exposed to mustard gas

That’s what happened to Arla Harrell, a brave Missouri veteran whose story I know I’ve shared with you before—and I’m happy to say that I have updates for you.

Earlier this month, I testified in front of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on behalf of Arla and the rest of these WWII veterans, and to date, I’ve received public support from:

This week, I’m working with my colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee to help me continue moving this bill forward.

If you agree that our government needs to step up and fulfill our long overdue promises to these men, help me spread the word:

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Cape Girardeau

‌555 Independence St.,
‌Room 1600
‌Cape Girardeau, ‌MO 63703
Phone: (573) 651-0964
Fax: (573) 334-4278

Springfield

‌324 Park Central West, ‌Ste. 101
‌Springfield, ‌MO 65806
Phone: (417) 868-8745
Fax: (417) 831-1349

Columbia

‌28 N. 8th St., Ste. 500
‌Columbia, ‌MO 65201
Phone: (573) 442-7130
Fax: (573) 442-7140

St. Louis

‌5850 Delmar Blvd., ‌Ste. A
‌St. Louis, ‌MO 63112
Phone: (314) 367-1364
Fax: (314) 361-8649

Kansas City

‌4141 Pennsylvania Ave., ‌Ste. 101
‌Kansas City, ‌MO 64111
Phone: (816) 421-1639
Fax: (816) 421-2562

Washington, D.C.

‌730 Hart Senate Office Building
‌Washington, ‌D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6154
Fax: (202) 228-6326

 

Imagine you enlisted in the armed forces to fight for your country during World War II. Imagine, while at training, you’re asked to participate in testing for “summer clothing.” Imagine, after signing up for these tests, learning that you’re going to be subjected to mustard gas by your own government… and you can’t tell a soul.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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