YCQM: May 23, 2021
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - In this “You Can Quote Me,” a special WCAX News investigation into war zone burn pits. Exclusive details about a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the federal government. We speak to purple heart recipient Wes Black about his fight against his illness and the U.S. government. We also speak with Elba Barr, she did 13 combat missions during her military career and is now battling cancer. An interview with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand about the new legislation requiring a veteran prove only they were deployed in an area where burn pits were used to get assistance.
Battle Over Burn Pits: New legislation could help vets exposed to toxic fumes
Battle Over Burn Pits: 1st-of-its-kind lawsuit
Will a new generation of Vt. soldiers face the Battle over Burn Pits?
Gillibrand enlists Jon Stewart on burn pit bill fight
WCAX News honored with national Edward R. Murrow Award
Gillibrand voices support for veterans exposed to burn pits
Scott signs burn pit registry bill
Veterans lobby Vermont lawmakers for burn pit bill
Welch calls for action on burn pits
Supreme Court halts military burn pit appeals
Former Vt. Army National Guard Commander Michael Heston has died
Police officer gives back to sick kids after death
Perron, MacKenzie win national Murrow Award for burn pit series
WCAX wins Murrow Award for burn pit reports
St. Albans brewery gives ‘Tribute’ to former Guard member
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