‘No One Seems To Have An Answer’: Veterans Face Increased Risk Of Developing ALS, But Researchers Don’t Know Why

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Many live with disabilities related to their service, both mental and physical.

They also face an increased risk for getting a deadly disease. All veterans have an increased risk for ALS — Lou Gehrig’s Disease — no matter where they served or when. It’s a mystery and especially troubling for one Air Force family in Bucks County.
“This flag is incredibly meaningful to me,” Jeanne Jennings, a veteran with ALS, said.
A citation to Jennings says the flag was flown over Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom — a gift from her son, Dave, who is an Air Force veteran like his mom.


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It was no doubt meant to elicit a flood of nostalgic, patriotic, reminiscences and pride.
“How has serving impacted you?” tweeted the U.S. Army. The example they gave was of Pfc. Nathan Spencer, who spoke of his opportunity to serve something greater than himself.
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