20 July 2009

Atomic veterans gather to remember their shared past as 'guinea pigs'


"...But gather Wickizer and other atomic vets, and they have more to share than tales involving pride of service. A dose of bitterness colors their once top secret memories of atomic and hydrogen bomb detonations. For them, there has been a harsh aftermath to the retina-searing light, the hanging mushroom clouds of debris, and the ear-drum splitting noise.

Sworn to secrecy for decades, many atomic veterans spent years privately nursing injuries and medical ailments they blame on exposure to ionizing radiation"...

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