Centore and Gary
Steve Centore put a face on the problem of 9/11 responders who continue to face serious medical maladies.
Centore, who headed a radiation response team for the Department of Energy on 9/11, worked on the pile at Ground Zero for four months.
Four years later he was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. Later he suffered from serious medical problems (he had a liver transplant) that nearly cost him his life.
But, as he related during his appearance on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com, the government he served from his late teens until his medical retirement turned its back on him. When he was ordered by his doctor to rest in bed for 30 days for his PTSD he was declared an alcoholic and his security clearance was stripped.
Centore, who has testified before Congress about the lack of medical treatment for responders, has become a symbol of the shameful way the government has approached this lingering problem.