Oregon decision could impact Tell City Guardsmen case against military contractor | News
An important development in an Oregon courtroom may have significant impact on the case some Guardsmen from Tell City.
A federal-court jury awarded $85 million to 12 Oregon National Guard soldiers who alleged military contractor KBR Inc. knowingly exposed them to a carcinogen at a water-treatment plant they guarded in Iraq in 2003. Numerous other troops from other states and Great Britain also worked there. Two of the 130 plaintiffs in the case have died including Lt. Col. James C. Gentry, former commander of the Tell City-based Guard unit who passed away at age 52.
His testimony was part of the Oregon' soldiers' case, according to this story in the Perry County News.