VA Secretary: I believe World War II vets’ claims of mustard gas exposure

Shulkin said he was behind the efforts of McCaskill, D-Mo., to pass legislation that would deal with a dwindling number of these World War II veterans, including Arla Wayne Harrell of Macon, Mo., who says he was exposed to mustard gas experiments at Camp Crowder in Missouri in the waning days of World War II, but kept quiet for decades under threat of being thrown in military prison for exposing military secrets.

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