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Operation Red Dragonfly Veteran Outreach Mission Coming to Missouri

Marine Veteran will share information that could save the life of someone you know...

Operation Red Dragonfly t-shirt
If you need more info-feel free to call: 417-766-5640 or e-mail: Tiger, (Sheree) contact coordinator

(SPRINGFIELD / KANSAS CITY) - When Tim King was a Marine, his sons had severe health issues from contaminated Marine Corps base water. The boys didn't ask for their problems but they almost died. Neither King says, did the hundreds of thousands of Marines who contracted cancer from the chemical laden water at bases like El Toro and Camp Lejeune. King is riding a motorcycle across the country solo, giving a series of talks on contaminated military bases. His tour, Operation Red Dragonfly, is coming to Springfield.

King is addressing other tough subjects during his national tour, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veteran Suicide. He will review the latest news and provide resources about Agent Orange and other contaminants. On a related note, he will address the challenges facing the children of Vietnam Vets and other important topics.

Tim is carrying information specific to a wide range of problems facing Veterans and their families and he stresses that almost all of the same problems face civilians in many cases, including those with no direct connection to the military.

The events take place on Sept 12th and 14th.

  • On the 12th,visit Golden Corral, 2020 E. Primrose, Springfield, Mo. ph# 883-6767 from 12-2p.m. cost: affordable lunch and a beverage
  • On the 14th,VFW post 3404,1136 E. Atlantic St. Springfield, Mo. ph# 417-865-6929 from 8a.m.-2p.m. cost: affordable breakfast and a beverage

For those businesses still donating,for the raffle, fundraiser for Tim's Mission, please get them in ASAP we also will have Operation Red Dragonfly t-shirts you can order for $16.95, a portion will go toward -Operation Red Dragonfly! if you need more info-feel free to call: 417-766-5640 or e-mail: Tiger, (Sheree) contact coordinator

Hope to see you there!

Tim King will also appear in Kansas City, Mo., the date to be announced. The contact for the Kansas City talk is Maurice Copeland.

Along with another former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro Marine, Robert O'Dowd, Tim is the co-author of BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up

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anonagain; September 22, 2013 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Semper fi do or die!  I know this can't be easy Tim, you are doing great work, people won't forget this.

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