Atomic veterans: The Cold War's forgotten victims


The Cold War ended without the United States and the Soviet Union fighting the nuclear war for which they had armed themselves to the teeth.

But many of the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in those tense days still endured chronic, life-changing illnesses as a result of their direct exposure to radiation in the line of duty.

For Garry DuFour of Dorset, chronicling the stories of those veterans and their efforts to gain just compensation for their sacrifice has become a labor of love and a personal quest. A Vietnam veteran himself, he's in the process of filming a documentary about the sacrifices that atomic veterans made — and their difficulty in winning recognition and compensation for their injuries from the government. Atomic Veterans

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