History Repeats Itself

Lately their has been an aerial assault on mosquitos in the Dallas area. They have held several meetings on the issue.

Recently Denton County (Far Northwest Dallas) has granted spraying over its town. Dallas was the first to allow planes to do so. They did not waste any time.

   Statistics for Texas  CDC Analysis 

  • 733 Cases
  • 30 Deaths

   History (Real Talk)

Their is  a story I’m reminded of about my grandpa, Cornelius Depuy, who joined the Air Force out of New York, in search of a better life out of the poverty he endured there.

He had told me about the time his plane was shot down, and for the brief serious situation he encountered. Luckily, he was rescued before any of the enemy got to him and his crew.  His eyes showed no hesitation, and he did not know how much I appreciated him telling me this.

Upon his visit in the divide of Vietnam, the chemical they used was Agent Orange or herbicides in a mission called “Operation Ranch Hand” where their primary goal was to deprive the Viet Cong of vegetation.

My grandpa hardly smoked, and most would believe he had developed pulmonary fibrosis as a cause from the chemical they used to spray. I’m not sure what or if any involvement their was with it.  The military investigated it and determined their was not.

Final Thoughts

It is a shame to me that no one can be held responsible for the disease that ultimately took my grandpa’s life. I ask who will be responsible? If we might contract any harmful chemicals that we’re around at work, and by aerial spraying of mosquitos; if we indeed are sure that it causes, or adds up in our lifetime, the result of harmful human consumptions.  If History Repeats Itself, we’re surly doing something wrong.

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