REPORTED DETECTION OF
CAMP MONTEREY, KUWAIT
Case Narratives are reports of what we know today about specific events that took place during and after the Gulf War of 1990 and 1991. This case narrative focuses on the reported detection of chemical agents at Camp Monterey, Kuwait. This is an interim report, not a final report. We hope that you will read this and contact us with any information that would help us better understand the events reported here. With your help, we will be able to report more accurately on the events surrounding the reported detection at Camp Monterey. Please contact my office to report any new information by calling:
Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses
Department of Defense
Last Update: May 15, 1997
Many veterans of the Gulf War have been experiencing a variety of physical symptoms, collectively called Gulf War illnesses. In response to veterans concerns, the Department of Defense (DoD) established an Investigative Team in June 1995 to look into all possible causes. The Investigative and Analysis Directorate (IAD) of the Office of the Special Assistance for Gulf War Illnesses (OSAGWI) assumed responsibility for these investigations on November 12, 1996, and has continued to investigate reports of positive chemical agent detections such as that at Camp Monterey. The interim report on this detection is contained here.
As part of the effort to inform the public about the progress of this effort, DoD is publishing on the Internet and elsewhere accounts related to possible causes of Gulf War Illnesses, along with whatever documentary evidence or personal testimony was used in compiling the account. The narrative that follows is such an account.
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