STORIES AND PORTRAITS OF U.S. MILITARY VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES, WHO WERE STATIONED AT FORT MCCLELLAN. FORT MCCLELLAN WAS A U.S. ARMY INSTALLATION NEAR ANNISTON, ALABAMA - LABELED AMERICA’S MOST TOXIC TOWN. OPENED IN 1917, THE INSTALLATION SERVED AS A MAIN LOCATION OF NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS TRAINING, TESTING AND STORAGE. THOUSANDS OF FORT MCCLELLAN VETERANS ARE CURRENTLY REPORTING A RANGE OF DEBILITATING TO LIFE THREATENING HEALTH ISSUES THAT THEY BELIEVE ARE CONNECTED TO HAZARDS THEY WERE EXPOSED TO WHILE STATIONED THERE. HERE'S THE REST OF THE STORY…

Dee Felix - Specialist, Military Police, U.S. Army

Dee Felix - Specialist, Military Police, U.S. Army

Dee Felix, Specialist, Military Police

Dee Felix, Specialist, Military Police

Dee Felix was stationed at Fort McClellan from January to the end of May 1985 for Basic Training and Military Police school.

Her health problems began with reproductive system issues, like pain and heavy bleeding. Her first son was born deaf, two years after she left Fort McClellan. He also has experienced breathing issues and ADD, ADHD and impulse control difficulties.

Brushed off by male doctors who suggested her reproductive problems were psychiatric in nature, at the age of 29, she finally found a female physician who did a laparoscopy and found endometriosis that was so bad she had to have a hysterectomy, that included a partial bladder removal and later a gallbladder removal. Body and joint pain, migraines, chronic insomnia, pulmonary issues and depression have also been among her health problems since being stationed at Fort McClellan. Listen to Dee's story in her own words in the short audio clip above.

Chris Green - Private First Class, Pershing Missile Electronics and Computer Repair Technician, U.S. Army

Chris Green - Private First Class, Pershing Missile Electronics and Computer Repair Technician, U.S. Army

Robin Silverman - Specialist, Power Generator Mechanic, U.S. Womens Army Corps

Robin Silverman - Specialist, Power Generator Mechanic, U.S. Womens Army Corps