Iraq war veteran warns other vets to get their lungs checked
FOX2 News St. Louis
BY PAUL SCHANKMAN
MARCH 16, 2016
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - An Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran from South St. Louis County is warning fellow veterans to have their lungs checked by a doctor.
His name is Tim Smith. He`s 37-years-old, and even though he says he has never been a smoker, doctors recently discovered he has lung cancer.
Now he's wondering if it might have been caused by a different kind of smoke.
'We`d see black smoke all the time, we`d see some weird colored smoke clouds up in the air that would turn different colors at times. We really didn`t know what it was,' said Smith.
He owns Patriot Contract Commercial Cleaning, which hires veterans to tidy up offices and schools.
But he says when he served in Iraq, there was no one hauling off trash.
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