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For many atomic veterans, the fight for VA benefits continues

December 2, 2018, Enid News and Eagle, James Neal

 

Enid, Oklahoma — In the 65 years since Richard Simpson, of Hillsdale, was used as a live subject in atomic bomb testing, he’s never shared his story publicly. He’s breaking his silence now to help other veterans who are fighting for benefits to fight cancer and other illnesses tied to radiation exposure.

 

“There’s one reason I’m doing this,” Simpson said. “There were a lot of veterans that were involved in these atomic tests that died early, and the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) hasn’t helped us.”

 

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