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Louisville Guardsman Says Anthrax Shot Made Him Ill

Alabama Congressman Trying To Help Man

A Louisville man ready to fight for his country is now fighting to regain his health.
Aaron Haycraft, 23, an Air National Guard member, is in the Mobile, Ala., area, WLKY NewsChannel 32 reported. He's getting treatment from a doctor at the nearby Air Force base there. Haycraft said his health problems began in May 2003, after receiving an ordered anthrax shot before being deployed to Iraq, WLKY reported. Now, he shakes constantly and needs help moving around his apartment. He said the Air Force won't give him a medical discharge.

The Air Force has sent Haycraft paperwork that orders him to return to duty, even though he says he's not physically ready.

A congressman from Alabama is trying to help him, but said the Air Force has not returned his phone calls yet, WLKY reported.

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