the public awareness of the contamination at Camp
the victims and survivors of the Lejeune contamination
a forum in which survivors can share information,
support and empower each other
a relationship with media, local, state and federal
government officials, environmental groups, and
the public regarding the harmful effects of toxic
towards an alliance with those involved to seek
truth and justice
receive Justice for civilian, military and
military dependent peace-keepers that were
wounded as a result of toxic chemical poisoning
at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Stand was formed by Terry Dyer and Karen
Strand, sisters who lived at Tarawa Terrace, Camp
Lejeune, N.C. for 15 years. During that time the Marine
Corp discovered toxic chemicals in the groundwater.
With the help and advice of Attorney Jan Schlichtmann
(book and movie, "A Civil Action") they
saw the need for a united front of people who lived
at Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point and were also affected
by the groundwater contamination. They began to realize
many military personnel, their dependents, and civil
service personnel were either unaware of the contamination
or unable to find legal representation.
and strong we hope to form an alliance with all
parties involved to attain truth and justice.
As peacekeepers, who while living on base and
serving our country during war and peace times,
we feel we were made ill by the chemicals being
pumped into our homes. Join us and together we
will empower each other towards a just and truthful