Soldiers looking for compensation 13 years after Camp Broomes explosion – 25th Feb 2013
Two of the victims in that deadly Camp Broomes explosion back in December of 2000, are upset with the GDF authorities.
The Ranks Samuel Archer and Wendel Cort were declared medically unfit and sent off the job last September, that was some 13 years after the incident. Archer served 18 years and Cort was 16 years on the job, both said they had a passion to serve this country and the explosion changed their lives forever.
Archer told this Newscast that he suffered burns about his body, he has a hearing loss and problems with his sight he said he is hoping that the GDF can offer some sort of compensation so he can get further medical attention.
Wendel Cort was also involved in the Camp Broomes explosion and while his injuries were not that serious he said from time to time he would have nightmares of the incident and nervous problems. He said his sight is also threatened and since he was sent off the job it has been a struggle to maintain his family.
Following the incident the victims were sent to the USA to receive further medical attention. The men were reportedly sent to base Camp Ayangana where they were working in a limited role. The men told this newscast that they were told that the army would make provision for them to receive their pension and other benefits that are owed to them.