Soldiers Sent to Iraq Despite Illness

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — When the "Arctic Warriors" Stryker Brigade left for Iraq from nearby Fort Wainwright late last year, commanders told soldiers who were suffering medical problems that they would also go to war. Spc. Mark Oldham was on a plane to Iraq by Dec. 5 despite being declared unfit because he passes out during training and requires a 30-day heart-monitor exam, his medical records show. ARMY: Report targets policy on combat fitness Sgt. Jesse McElroy, a combat veteran who had...Full Story
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