This week, documents from seven U.S. military service members, including multiple pilots, revealed concerning medical conditions they’ve developed or witnessed upon taking the military-mandated COVID-19 vaccine.
In a report compiling their statements together for Congress, the pilots and other service members detailed injuries including strokes, an inability to see clearly months after receiving the shot and heart conditions like Pericarditis. The report was shared on Thursday by Liberty Counsel, an organization that has supported servicemembers who have requested religious accommodations to the vaccines.
A 30-year-old female U.S. Air Force Reserve master sergeant described initially planning to request a religious accommodation to the military-wide vaccine mandate but said she “felt coerced to get the vaccine.” She then described being hospitalized for five days after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
The Air Force Reservist said she has suffered four strokes, chronic blurred vision, headaches and loss of balance. Months later, she said she still suffers from blurred vision, cannot safely drive, articulate thoughts clearly or more properly in dynamic terrain. She said her military career is likely permanently over. She included a medical letter and the report she filed with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to document her conditions.
The next servicemember in the report, a 44-year-old male U.S. Navy pilot described developing pancytopenia, a deficiency in all three components of his blood (the red and white blood cells and the blood platelets). The Navy pilot said he was diagnosed with pancytopenia and a rare autoimmune disorder as a result of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine he took. He also shared his VAERs documentation.
A 28-year-old U.S. Marine infantry officer described developing chest pains within 24 hours of his first Pfizer vaccine dose and having to go to an emergency room. The infantry officer described being diagnosed with likely pericarditis or pleurisy by a cardiologist who then recommended against further vaccine doses but that recommendation was ignored by military medical professionals.
“I routed my request for medical exemption for the second dose of the shot” the infantry officer wrote. “What I considered a mere formality was denied by a medical officer at NAS Lemoore, who has never seen me as a patient.”
The Marine officer said his chain of command re-routed his case for further review on Nov. 16, 2021 but he still hasn’t heard back and is facing involuntary discharge from the military.
“Unfortunately, it seems inevitable that I will be forced out of the Marine Corps with my name and character stigmatized with a general discharge,” the infantry officer wrote. “They will ensure I pay back tens of thousands of
dollars of schooling, revoke my GI bill, take away my family’s health insurance, and leave me with unresolved heart problems.”
Another 29-year-old male Air Force staff sergeant, who also described himself as a sponsored athlete, said he developed chronic fatigue and symptoms of so-called “Long COVID” or “Long-Haulers Syndrome” after taking the Moderna vaccine.
“I used to be a sponsored athlete, training in the gym routinely and
I have never failed any PT test whether it was in the Army or the Air Force,” he said. “In my current state, I feel as if I have suffered a loss, a loss of myself. My old self has died, and I cannot get him back.”
“I was selected to become a fighter pilot, and I elected to pull myself from continuing forward due to the severe nature of these symptoms,” he continued. “I knew that I would not be able to handle the physical rigors that pilots face because I can’t even walk up an incline without being fatigued. This was my dream. That dream was taken from me. In addition, I am going to be a father in May. I am now scared that I won’t be able to do the physical and playful things that I should be able to do at 29 years of age with my daughter.”
A Marine Corps aviation safety officer also contributed to the report, stating he noticed and documented a “large influx of heart related issues” at base clinics.
“I asked personnel at the MCAS Clinic to keep me informed of what they were seeing that was outside of my reporting chain. Clinic personnel reported to me a significant increase in heart related issues, Shortness of Breath, Bell’s palsy and other conditions well outside what they would expect to see.”
The Marine aviation safety officer said the base clinic admitted to noticing the spike in heart-related conditions after the vaccine roll-out but said this trend has “not been tracked or reported in VAERS in any way.”
The report includes a letter calling on Congress to:
- Inquire with the [Department of Defense] on tracking of vaccine injuries and what is being done about it
- Bring the issue of vaccine injuries to the attention of the public
- Propose legislation to end the vaccine mandates for service members. The vaccine’s benefits for America’s most, healthy professionals simply do not outweigh the risks of losing them over injury or unlawful mandates.