Hanson is on active-duty in the Army, based at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
Paul and Connie Hanson have two children, Amy and Jayce. Jayce has severe birth
defects and the Hansons are convinced they are related to Paul's service in the
Gulf War. The Hansons were profiled in a Life magazine cover story in November
1995 entitled "The Tiny Victims of Desert Storm: Has Our Country Abandoned
Hale is a Marine reservist and hasn't experienced any symptoms he
would associate with Gulf War illness. Hale thinks many Gulf vets are overly
concerned about their aches or pains due to the extensive media coverage of the
An ex-Marine paratrooper, Martin has been dubbed the 'poster boy'
for Gulf War Syndrome: he has the highest disability rating - 100+ - of any
Gulf War veteran. Martin has
captivated the media, appearing in dozens of television and radio programs in
recent years and also testifying at many Congressional hearings.
Simpson is an Army reservist based at Fort Benjamin Harrison in
Indiana. Simpson suffers from fatigue, headaches and memory loss and his wife,
Glenda, has similar symptoms. They are convinced their illnesses are the
result of Jim's service in the Gulf War.