To our son U.S. Army Specialist Travis Bromfield. Travis lost his life at the young age of 25 as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Travis served his country for nearly 7 years.
Travis deployed to Iraq in Feb. 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Aug of 2005 Travis returned home for his 2 week leave. 3 days after returning home Travis was diagnosed with a rare terminal cancer of the brain, lungs, bones, liver, and kidneys known as Neuroendocrine Carcinoma. After much research we believe Travis was exposed to DEPLETED URANUIM (nuclear waste), which is used on armor plating and ammunition, and bomb warheards.
The Dept. of Veteran Affairs classified his illness 100% service connected directly related to military service.
There have been nearly 43,000 soldiers diagnosed with cancer at VA hospitals after returning from Iraq or Afghanistan.
Travis was a healthy 6'4" 250 lb. young man when he deployed. Sadly after 17 months of battling his cancer Travis passed away on Feb. 20, 2007 at 105 lbs.