U.S. MARINES! A Few Good Men Except For Toxic Waste
Poetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals, stands with the best works of New Journalism and Creative Nonfiction.
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(CINCINNATI) - The new book, A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals, focuses on the contamination of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and other U.S. military bases affected by cancer-causing environmental contamination. The new book is available on Kindle via Amazon, is by Salem-News.com writers Bob O'Dowd and Tim King.
Both former MCAS El Toro Marines, Tim King, photojournalist and war correspondent, and Bob O’Dowd, E-Correspondent, A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals is a thrilling and informative nonfiction account of contamination at two Marine Corps installations, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro on the West Coast (CA) and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on the East Coast (NC). The eBook was released in May 2012.
A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals, stands with the best works of New Journalism and Creative Nonfiction, including the works of Norman Mailer (The Executioner’s Song) and Truman Capote (In Cold Blood).
A Few Good Men tells the story of the thousands of Veterans and their families, once stationed at these hazardous military installations, who have continued to be ignored by the U.S. government by denial of the effects of exposure to environmental hazards, including the highest incidence of occurrence of male breast cancer in any other demographic in the U.S. Legislation to provide health care and compensation for Camp Lejeune Veterans and their dependents was introduced during the 111th Congress....
U.S. MARINES! A Few Good Men Except For Toxic Waste
Two former United States Marines, Tim King and Bob O’Dowd,
Have turned up the volume on military misconduct to extra loud,
Exposing murder and governmental cover-up so what else is new?
The “Proud v Dead” unfortunately it is a lot more than just a few.
Former Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS El Toro West) in Cali,
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (East) now stuck in a back ally,
The guys are preparing to move the confrontation to mainstream,
With a thoroughly investigative report rising to the top, Ala Cream.
“A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals” a nonfictional account,
A war correspondent & an investigative reporter, the right amount,
They give live to a story of thousands of veterans & their families,
Once stationed at these killer bases and no they did not say please.
Co-authored a thrilling & informative book of high power denial,
Of contamination on two former bases politically forgotten while,
Demographically the highest rate of male breast cancer at Lejeune,
Over half a century later, still no confirmation, it is still too soon.
However, via all research, statistics, diseases, connecting the dots,
Exposure of environmental hazards to that diagnosis is quite a lot,
Obviously, the government being the supreme power has forgot,
Soldiers are the backbone of our freedom, this crap needs to stop.
They are speaking of extremely, serious infectious abnormalities,
And not just, “A Few Good Men” also affected are their families,
Nor are they writing of a handful but thousands of U.S. Marines,
With factual evidence our government never attempted to clean.
Ok, bills are pending in Congress for Veterans of Camp Lejeune,
Yet the pressure to find financial offsets in the DOD spells doom,
Hazardous military installations are not as rare as it might seem,
As the highest incident of male breast cancer is by these Marines.
Uncle Sam has chosen to ignore until death silences their pleas,
So affected Marines will no longer be a drain on monetary fees,
The fact that they paid the ultimate price with their very own lives,
Not to mention the suffering of loving sons, daughters and wives.
King & O’Dowd also managed to tie in the death of James Sabow,
Managing to piece together facts original investigators didn’t show,
Evidence that for unknown some reason they decided not to apply,
Buy the book available at Amazon Kindle to discover how & why.
Fact that outside forces had to fight for justice within is no surprise,
Since all Armed Forces entities have a sad history of cover-up lies,
Refusing to intentionally overlook the truth while relying on alibis,
High-ranking officials might be embarrassed, oh and if anyone dies?
Many times America has pushed soldiers aside leaving them alone,
All while succumbing to the top 1%, but they are not the backbone,
However, no gun, horse, jeep, tank, humvee, battle ship or fighter jet,
Would be worth anything if not operated by a highly motivated, VET.
Just who do these two guys think they are attacking this war machine?
That destroyed records of TCE & other organic solvents, is it a dream?
So, regulatory authorities filed a lawsuit & findings of plume in 1985,
It is a wonder anyone who served or lived on or off base is still alive.
1998 Navy inspection reported more than 40ft of contaminated waste,
And 40 years of drawings are missing as in terminated, not misplaced,
Government records that could easily establish the time lines & prove,
Like in the 600 plus treaties with the American Indian being removed.
Yeah, greatest country in the world is not always obviously that great,
In most instances, someone or group responds only after it’s too late,
A pattern of hiding the truth, Tim & Bob made it their duty to expose,
Documents, memos, contracts shredded, not even the military knows.
There is a scripture, Jeremiah 51:27, “Set ye up a standard in the land,
Blow the trumpet” these writers are doing just what the bible demands,
Slogan recognized world wide as excellence, “The Few, The Proud…”
Yet in this instance its dwindled to a couple, Tim King & Bob O’Dowd.
Poem By Luke Easter, Tim King & Bob O'Dowd
_____________________________________________Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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