Bob Wolfertz is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. He served as the executive officer for the 4th Marine Infantry Regiment during combat operation against Iraqi forces in the first Gulf War. His unit was tasked with breaching minefields and obstacle belts to clear a path for the First Marine Division of Mechanized Armor Assault into the belly of Kuwait. Col. Wolfertz completed the detoxification program in 1998.
He recalls his exposures and their effects and the long-term benefits of detoxification.