Collateral Damage in a War of Cover-up, Denial and Obfuscation : Veterans Today
For many Camp Lejeune veterans and dependents, the long fight for health care and compensation has left them with a deep distrust of the Marine Corps and the Department of Defense. If ever there was a case for fence mending, this is one.
The Marine Corps has an outstanding record as an elite fighting force. There are an estimated 500,000 veterans and dependents exposed to the contaminated well at Camp Lejeune. For many Lejeune survivors, the Corps’ proud motto of “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful) has become just another PR slogan.