I am SC connected at 30% for a couple issues. I have not filed a claim in years. A fellow Marine sent this article from the Military times. I find myself with most of the symptoms mentioned in the article but just summed it up to being older etc. My MOS was 0351 SMAW gunner. Anyone else here with similar MOS with some of the symptoms mention in the article below?
Military personnel who have trained with heavy weaponry may have been exposed to blasts that cause traumatic brain injury, a newly published study claims. Emerging evidence presented in a May Center for New American Security report suggests that extensive use of shoulder-fired weapons like the Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle, the M72 LAW or the AT4 exposes service members to “overpressure” of the brain, the effect when a blast wave traveling faster than the speed of sound causes a ripple of the skull, generating additional pressure on the cerebrum.