US Marine Corps Minefield Breaching
Case Narratives are reports of what we know today about certain events of the 1990-1991 Gulf War. This case narrative focuses on US Marine Corps minefield breaching operations. Task Force Ripper in the 1st Marine Division, and the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment in the 2d Marine Division, reported the Fox incidents discussed in this narrative. This is an update to the interim Minefield Breaching report, published July 27, 1997, not a final report. In addition to new information, this update includes changes prompted by veterans' comments and a US General Accounting Office report. We hope that you will read this report and contact us with any information that would help us better understand the events reported here. With your help, we will be able to report more accurately on the events surrounding US Marine Corps minefield breaching operations. Please contact my office to report any new information by calling:
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Last Update: March 24, 2000
Many veterans of the Gulf War have expressed concern that their unexplained illnesses may result from their experiences in that war. In response to veterans concerns, the Department of Defense established a task force in June 1995 to investigate incidents and circumstances relating to possible causes. The Office of the Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses assumed responsibility for these investigations on November 12, 1996, and has continued to investigate reports of chemical warfare agent incidents.
To inform the public about the progress of these efforts, the Department of Defense is publishing on the Internet and elsewhere accounts that may contribute to the discussion of possible causes of illnesses among Gulf War veterans, along with documentary evidence or personal testimony used in compiling the accounts. This narrative is such an account.
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