Michael Tosto died, young and innocent, when they nuked him.
". . . the Tostos say their GI was in excellent health--in his prime of life. And Stephanie Tosto told United Press International, 'When my husband died, the casualty officer asked me, ‘Is it possible that Michael had heart problems?’ Michael did not have heart problems. One other time they asked me if he had asthma. He was never sick.”
Inhaling depleted uranium causes pulmonary edema. Symptoms include bleeding lungs, bronchial pneumonia, and vomited blood. Pericardial effusion is a common cause of death among leukemia patients. Michael's mother, Janet Tosto, reported that military officials told her that her son Michael’s military autopsy exhibited elevated levels of white blood cells. Exposure to depleted uranium can cause Lymphocytic leukemia.
We are witnessing the same symptoms of radioactive poisoning today as fifteen years ago. We are hearing the same denial of reality from Donald Rumsfeld's Department of Defense (DoD).
Well, the Department of Defense's estimate, as you might expect, is lower. Much lower.
Dan Tosto, the dead soldier’s father, wondered why Michael was wearing white gloves, appropriate for dress blues but not for Michael's green burial uniform. At the funeral, Stephanie reached under a glove and found Michael's wedding ring missing. The army later explained that the dead soldier’s belongings were possibly contaminated.