I am the daughter of a Marine. We lived at CL from 9/1970 till approx 1973/4. (My mother doesn't remember exactly when we left). My father passed away from a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 43.
At the moment, my sister, who was born at CL, is having seizures that cannot be explained. My sister has no health insurance, and is on medicaid.
I, myself, have CSS ( Fibro, IBS, RLS, PLMS, TMJ, CPS). I am married to a retired sailor so I am able to be treated for my ailments. I now feel like a ticking time bomb. I am the oldest child, by 3.5 years.
I have a brother who was born after my dad left the Marines.
I live in Holt, FL in the Panhandle. Not too far from Tankkiller.
The first I heard of any of this was when the President was signing the act last year. I registered, and informed my mother. I just registered my sister a few weeks ago. (was unaware of that my mother did not tell her about this, and my mother has not registered yet that I know of)
Someone asked in another post about trickle down to 3rd generation. A sample from my family:
I have had 2 miscarriages, with 4 live births. My youngest daughter was 5 weeks premature, and born with a hole in her heart. It was supposed to heal normally as she grew, but instead formed a tunnel ( 1 of 4 in the world to have this happen) and had open heart surgery at 4 yrs old.
My sister has a son who was born with a cleft palate.
My brother has a daughter who was born with respiratory/heart issues and had to have open heart soon after birth. She is 3 now, and is about to undergo another, because a ventricle is not growing correctly.
My father was in Vietnam also, he was air combat recovery with Hmm-365. He was also in Okinawa.
So guess our family gets a double whammy of AO and Camp Lejuene. Go us!