Civilian Exposure on WITN 7

Civilian Exposure on WITN NewsCivilian Exposure was featured on the 5:30p and 6:00p newscasts on WITN 7.  The interview consisted of the founder commenting on the recent VA announcement on Camp Lejeune, as well as sharing the story about his late father.  He also discusses the cause and mission of Civilian Exposure to continue to work on behalf of civilian workers to get the accountability and assistance that they, too, deserve.

The following clip is another version from the 11:00pm newscast later in the same evening, with the addition of fellow Camp Lejeune CAP member Chris Orris (born at Camp Lejeune).

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Civilian Exposure is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization/public charity working to Build Awareness, Accountability and Assistance for Civilians Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and all citizens exposed to any toxic contamination aboard all U.S. military installations. The effort continues to inform civilian employees and others affected by contamination to receive both the guidance and the justice they deserve.

About the Founder
A 20-year veteran of media, marketing, non-profits and entrepreneurship, Gavin P. Smith leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilians and veterans exposed to U.S. military contamination; the Keta Foundation, a collaborative foundation dedicated to mitigating modern slavery through economic improvement projects in Africa; and Gavin Consulting, a network of virtual experts serving global clients; He is also a former member of the CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Global Management with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business and a BA in History from Wake Forest University.

3 thoughts on “Civilian Exposure on WITN 7

  • August 6, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I was Married to Robert Earl McDonald and my blood test is showing chemicals that should not be in it. And can only come from water contamination at Camp Lejeune. HELP DYING.

    • August 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Monica,
      I am sorry for the news. Can you provide greater detail as to what chemicals are presenting in your tests so far? Specific illnesses that you currently have? I’ll see what I can find out for you. -GS

  • August 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Currently, veterans who provide evidence meeting VA requirements for service in Vietnam, and who can medically establish that anytime after this ‘presumptive exposure’ they developed any medical problems on the list of presumptive diseases, may receive compensation from the VA. Certain veterans who served in Korea and are able to prove they were assigned to certain specified around the DMZ during a specific time frame are afforded similar presumption. The differences in requirements between Vietnam and Korea service stem from the fact that congress has not made any laws to provide for the same sweeping presumption of exposure similar to the Agent Orange Act of 1991 for Korean veterans.


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