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ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 30-JUNE 1 AND THEREAFTER - In an April 30, 2015 photo, Gary Pulis recalls when he first arrived on the island of Lojwa in the Enewetak Atoll of the Marshall Islands in April 1979. As a 19-year-old volunteer member of the U.S. Army, he was stunned at the beauty. Pulis, now a resident of Auburn, has some less pleasant souvenirs of the islands. A chronic cough, which he says started within six months of leaving the islands and now interrupts his speech every few sentences. Odd skin lesions, itchy and pus-filled, that leave scars and pop up on his scalp, his arms, legs, chest and back. Pulis believes both health problems, plus others, are service-connected because his job was to clean up after one of the darker chapters in American military history.(Michelle Davies/The Journal-Gazette via AP)  NEWS-SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGS OUT

ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 30-JUNE 1 AND THEREAFTER - In an April 30, 2015 photo, Gary Pulis recalls when he first arrived on the island of Lojwa in the Enewetak Atoll of the Marshall Islands in April 1979. As a 19-year-old volunteer member of the U.S. Army, he was stunned at the beauty. Pulis, now a resident of Auburn, has some less pleasant souvenirs of the islands. A chronic cough, which he says started within six months of leaving the islands and now interrupts his speech every few sentences. Odd skin lesions, itchy and pus-filled, that leave scars and pop up on his scalp, his arms, legs, chest and back. Pulis believes both health problems, plus others, are service-connected because his job was to clean up after one of the darker chapters in American military history.(Michelle Davies/The Journal-Gazette via AP) NEWS-SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGS OUT

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