“He (Fred Slape) was retired three years to the day that he was diagnosed,” she said. “What’s sad is the cancer markers he had were for ovarian cancer and other cancers men can’t have. That’s what these toxins do to the body — they just spew stuff all over the place. Most of our people (tracked by Burn Pits 360) who have gotten cancer have not survived longer than two years.”
Burn pits behind Fred Slape's living quarters at Forward Operating Base Ramrod, Afghanistan, in 2009. The pit burned all day every day unless a general or the Secretary of Defense was visiting. It was 50 feet from his living and working area.
His wife, Jennifer, chronicled her husband's transplant and drawn-out death on Facebook.
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