Off the Base: Help Promised For WWII Veteran Exposed to Mustard Gas

This week - NPR revealed that 60,000 World War II veterans were exposed to mustard gas while training in the U.S. The NPR investigation found that the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to keep its promise to help any of the mustard gas veterans who had permanent injuries. Now, the VA is again pledging to ensure exposed veterans are getting the benefits they’ve earned. One such World War II veteran from the Tampa Bay area who was denied compensation tells his story for this week’s Off the Base. WUSF’s Bobbie O’Brien reports.