USA: Poisened While Deployed by Nina Berman

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1st Sgt William Krawczyk and his wife Paula  at home in Erie, PA.  Krawczyk, an Army sgt was stationed at Balad, Iraq where he became sick with unexplained cysts.  Since returning, he has had an auto immune disease, chronic fatigue,  weakening of his kidneys and liver,  secondary MSRA infections, and extreme hypertension. He lost his job as a result.   He attributes his illnesses to exposure to the burn pit at Balad.  The Army refuses to acknowledge his permanent disability.  Prior to deploying he ran 6 - 8 miles a day and was in perfect health.