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Army unit retracts memo touting VA benefits for soldiers due to bad anthrax vaccines | Army Times

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In the past week, a memo has been circulating online about possible 100 percent VA disability benefits for a particular group of soldiers.

The April 10 tasking order called on the unit to identify which of its soldiers had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, or Fort Drum, New York, between 2001 and 2007, in case they had been exposed to a bad batch of anthrax vaccine.

But it was written based on bad information, according to a spokeswoman for 8th Army inKorea, where 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is based.

“Defense Health Agency representatives have verified the information is false and completely without merit,” Christina Wright told Army Times in a statement. “Once the brigade discovered the error, the correct information was published to their soldiers.”

Source: Army unit retracts memo touting VA benefits for soldiers due to bad anthrax vaccines | Army Times

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