Saturday, October 11, 2008

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I am one of the veterans used at Edgewood Arsenal in the chemical weapons and drug experiments. My number is 6778A or 6778C depends on which paper the government produces at the moment.

Edgewood scientists broke the groups into four segments A all tests, B was organphosphates and drugs, C other weapons and drugs and D was no substances only equipment or uniform tests.

The experiments at Edgewood took place in 2 main groups WW2 used men from the 1st Chemical Group from 1942 thru 1945 and then during the Cold War the experiments ran from 1955 thru 1975, when the Army released a Department of the Army Inspector General Report on Human Experimentation, by the time the report was released the Acting Secretary of the Army Norman R. Augustine 3 July 1975–5 August 1975 has ordered the cease and desist order to the Commander of Edgewood Arsenal of all human experimentation, it was never restarted, and President Ford signed legislation by Congress outlawing it under any circumstances by any government agency in the future in 1976.

The government has a very poor record since then on helping the veterans or their families since the end of the tests. We have been basically written off by the government. Most of us signed non-disclosure statements, that promised us 25 years in Leavenworth Barracks. Many veterans kept that promise and carried the secrets to their graves.

Over the years, bits and pieces of the programs have come out and the existence of them is no longer a national secret, there is still some data that is classified, but nothing the test subjects would have any knowledge of.

There is a NEW website that allows people to delve into the history of America's experiments going back to 1917


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