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Burroughs & Penniston of RAF Bentwater

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A bombshell exploded at the mock Citizen Hearing on Disclosure today in Washington, D.C., when retired USAF Tech Sergeants John Burroughs and James Penniston announced their intention to bring afederal lawsuit against the Veterans Administration in an effort to obtain medical benefits to remedy injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Penniston and Burroughs were the first on-scene responders to a potential base incursion by an object of unknown origin into one of the most sensitive United States Air Force installations at the height of the cold war. As such, the pair were momentarily on the front lines of the USAF defense establishment in Europe.

In the course of first response, Penniston and Burroughs were exposed to the effects of an as yet unexplained phenomenon. At the time the base was a key component of US Air Force deterrent strength at the height of the Cold War and the area surrounding the base home to a variety of high-power radar and electromagnetic weaponry. Incidentally, the base had one of the highest suicide rates of any in the Air Force.

Both Burroughs and Penniston have experienced medical issues in the years since. The VA has utterly denied benefits to the pair and further obfuscated any release of medical records on the incident without reason.

“We've been stonewalled”, Burroughs said. “We've tried A, We've Tried B, we've tried C and none of the avenues has lead to proper support of our post-incident medical issues, nor to any viable explanation why information useful to treatment of our condition is being withheld.”

By filing a federal lawsuit, the pair intends to force disclosure of the details known to their chain of command pertaining to the incident that would prove useful in treatment of their respective conditions.

If nothing else comes out of these hearings, maybe this will finally get some results....

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