Because of President Bill Clinton's Executive Order 13139 signed in 1999, U.S. military personnel must submit to all inoculations listed as mandatory by the acting Secretary of Defense.
Anyone who objects to receiving the anthrax vaccine faces non-judicial punishment or a Court Martial. This Executive Order denies U.S. soldiers, everywhere, the Right to Informed Consent - the human right to just say "No" - to taking vaccines from that list.
Support H.R. Bill 1478 in Memory of Sgt. Carmelo Rodriguez:
As a final note, the film makers would like all readers to call and write their U.S. Congressmen to demand their support for H.R. Bill 1478, the Sergeant Carmelo Rodriguez Memorial Bill, which will return the right to sue for medical malpractice to all U.S. military personnel.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Rodriguez was once an up-and-coming Hollywood actor featured on CBS's hit TV series "Dawson's Creek". He died in 2008 from suddenly aggressive skin cancer after receiving the anthrax vaccine before deploying to Iraq. When he was first inducted in 1997, a tiny mole was noted as abnormal but he was never medically ordered to have a potentially malignant melanoma removed, states the documentary.
In Iraq in 2007, states the documentary, military doctors misdiagnosed and then treated Sgt. Rodriguez for warts.
Sgt. Rodriguez died in January of 2008 just before starting a television interview from his death bed with CBS News Reporter Byron Pitts. As Byron Pitts reported, "T
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