“Families impacted by the events will find his research invaluable. However, the story is compelling enough that any reader will be caught up in the shocking details…” Writer’s Digest review
A thoroughly researched investigative journey, George Swimmer’s “Deadly S.N.A.F.U., Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.” spells out the irrefutable scientific and medical evidence that connects the dots between the decades-long exposure to water contaminants during military service at Camp Lejeune and the development of certain diseases later on. This is an impassioned indictment of the toxic pollutants and ineffective notification process experienced by about 1 million Marines, their families and base personnel. Yet Swimmer prevails as he focuses on the human spirit that connects all Marines.
As a Marine Corps veteran, Swimmer’s evident passion for and knowledge about the subject shine through, and he does an excellent job of making military reports and unfamiliar terms understandable for novices.
George Swimmer is a retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a former Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and has held numerous insurance licenses. As a Marine, for parts of 1965 and 1966 he was stationed at Camp Lejeune. This is his second non-fiction manuscript. His first, “Railroad Collisions, A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk,” is highly acclaimed and tells of his 25 years of investigating train accidents and his efforts to improve railroad safety.
“I shake my head and wonder how this country allowed a cover-up like this to linger so long. How do the officials of the U.S. Marine Corps, Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense live with themselves?” Beverly Rogers, widow of Marine James C. Rogers
“I have lived this nightmare for a long time. Mr. Swimmer is the first author I have read who truly understands the scope and damage done to his fellow Marines. It is scary accurate.” Carol Walton, wife of Marine Corps Col. Rodney Walton
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