President Obama Signs Camp Lejeune Water Bill

"RALEIGH, N.C. -- President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday promising health benefits for Marines and families who were exposed to contaminated water at a North Carolina Marine base for decades."

"'I think all Americans feel we have a moral, sacred duty toward our men and women in uniform,' Obama said in an Oval Office ceremony before signing the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act.

'They protect our freedom, and it's our obligation to do right by them. This bill takes another important step in fulfilling that commitment.'"

The Associated Press had the story August 6, 2012.


Source: AP, 08/07/2012