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Below is an unredacted statement from Lisa Sherman, who is the widow of U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Anthony L. Sherman.
My name is Lisa Ann Sherman. I am the widow of LTC Anthony L. Sherman who died in Kuwait in August 2003. I have been told that my husband died as a result of a massive coronary thrombosis. While that may be the case, I also know that my husband had had severe reactions to the vaccines which had been administered to him several months prior to his going overseas.
The government has seen fit to vaccinate all our servicemen and women prior to their deployments. In many cases, the vaccines that are put into their bodies have not been completely tested; some may in fact have been contaminated with particulates during the preparation process. After my husband received the innoculations he could barely walk because of such severe pains in his legs; he literally dragged himself into our home in agony. “I’ve never had such leg pain before in my life. And I run in marathons!” he admitted to me. Since he had not done any hard running in the day or so prior to being innoculated and the pains began very quickly after the administration of the vaccine we had to conclude that the vaccine was the direct cause of his intense discomfort. It took several days for the pain to completely ebb away, but by then it was time for the next round of innoculations. The leg pains were gone by the time my husband left on deployment.
Several airports and many, many hours spent on cramped airline seats later he arrived in Iraq. Seven months of intense heat, arid sand, less-than-healthy food and wartime travails later he was again experiencing the severe leg pains that had debilitated him after the innoculations back home. He told his commanding officer about the pain and was told to report to sick call right away. I was to find out that my husband placed his supplies inside his tent, came back out of the tent, sat down on a bench, clenched his hands into fists, crossed his arms in front of his chest and promptly pitched forward to the ground. Someone managed to catch him before he hit the ground, felt for a pulse and didn’t find one and immediately began CPR. Two other soldiers nearby ran for the ambulance and assisted with the CPR throughout the ambulance ride and inside the military hospital. But they never regained sinus rhythm. Total time from his fall to the pronouncement of death: fifteen minutes.
Speaking to the coroner, I asked whether they searched for emboli or blood clots. I was told that they looked at the heart, lungs and brain for clots (which is where the clots would ultimately go as a cause of death) and found none. I took this to mean that they may not have looked any further to see if there could have been clots elsewhere. There very well could have been a clot in his lower extremeties that was causing the leg pains he was having. Long plane flights in pressurized cabins have been known to cause clots that may have formed to break free and begin moving. The possiblity does exist. Do I know for certain? No, but I do know for certain how the vaccines affected my husband upon their administration.
So, my husband came home and I laid him to rest the day before our 13th wedding anniversary. His unit lauded him in Kuwait by naming their administration building “Sherman Hall”. In June a ceremony will be held for the members of his unit and their conference hall will be dedicated to him as well. I hold the members of my husband’s unit in the highest regard and have the utmost respect and love for all they did for my husand and all they have done for our son and me. They are family and they take care of their own in country and at home.
The FDA refuses to permit the use of medicines in this country that prevent conception after intercourse, promise to promote weight loss or totally prevent sunburn because they “haven’t been fully tested”. But they apparently have no such compunctions when it comes to innoculating people with untested vaccines for more dire afflictions. The members of our Armed Forces did not sign on to become medical test subjects. They entered into the service to protect and defend our country. Why then, does the government appear to believe it’s okay to use our country’s military as a medical testing ground as well?