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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 188-97
August 12, 1997

Al Jubayl, SCUD Piece Narrative Releases

Dale Vesser, deputy to the special assistant for Gulf War illnesses, will release two more case narratives related to the ongoing investigation into the possible causes of Gulf War illnesses, at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 1997, in the Pentagon briefing studio, Room 2E781. One narrative focuses on events that occurred in and around the greater Al Jubayl area during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The second narrative relates to a piece of metal reported to be from a SCUD missile hit by a PATRIOT missile near King Fahd Military City on or about January 19, 1991.

Both narratives will be made available in the Directorate for Defense Information, at 10 a.m. on the day of the briefing on an embargoed basis until the start of the briefing. Media or couriers without Pentagon access should use the Pentagon's Mall Entrance (not the Metro entrance) and call 697-5131/5134 from the telephone adjacent to the entrance security guard post to arrange for pick up/delivery of a copy of the narrative.

The documents will also be accessible via the Internet at www.gulflink.osd.mil after 12:30 p.m.

Contact is Capt. Tom Gilroy, (703) 697-5134.

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