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Tietje seeks Camp Lejeune veterans

By Staff | Feb 1, 2017

Emmet County Veteran’s Affairs director Deb Tietje received a notice about contaminated water at the camp years ago.

Tietje said, “I am looking for veteran or former reservist or member of the National Guard who had no less than 30 days of service at Camp Lejeune during the period beginning on August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987.”

Tietje said anyone who served at Camp Lejeune during this period shall be presumed to have been exposed during such service to the contaminants in the water supply during that service.

Tietje said, “This would be any service within the borders of the entirety of the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.

Among the ailments reported by Camp Lejeune veterans are: cancers of the liver, bladder and kidneys, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, adult leukemia, multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, and aplastic anemia and other myelodysplatic syndromes.

Tietje said, “If this applies to anyone they should come into my office and we should file a claim.”