Case Narrative


Fox Alerts in the 24th Infantry Division

Final Report

October 26, 2000

Many veterans of the Gulf War have expressed concern that their unexplained illnesses may result from their experiences in that war. In response to veterans’ concerns, the Department of Defense established a task force in June 1995 to investigate those incidents and circumstances relating to possible causes. The Office of the Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses assumed responsibility for these investigations on November 12, 1996.

Case Narratives are reports of what we know today about specific events that took place during the Gulf War of 1990 and 1991. This particular Case Narrative focuses on mass spectrometer tape printouts from one Fox vehicle. The narrative was initially published on July 30, 1998. Since that time, the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses has not received any new information that contradicts the material presented, nor have any additional leads developed to change the original narrative’s assessments. Additionally, the Presidential Special Oversight Board reviewed the narrative and recommended that we republish it as final. For this reason, this is a final report. However, if you believe you have information that may change this case narrative, please contact my office by calling:



Bernard Rostker
Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses
US Department of Defense
2000263-0000004 Ver 2.0




    A. Case History
    B. Fox Vehicle Capabilities
    C. Incident Descriptions
        1. Pre-ground War Alerts
            a. Alert 1: February 1, 1991, 10:12 AM
            b. Alert 2: February 1, 1991, 3:29 PM
            c. Alert 3: February 14, 1991, 9:24 AM
            d. Alert 4: February 14, 1991, 10:02 AM
        2. Ground War Alerts
            a. Alert 5: February 24, 1991, 2:34 AM
            b. Alert 6: February 26, 1991, 8:47 PM
            c. Alert 7: February 27, 1991, 12:08 AM
            d. Alert 8: February 27, 1991, 3:57 AM


    A. Communication Procedures
    B. Fox Tapes
    C. Training

TAB A - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Glossary

TAB B - Units Involved

TAB C - Bibliography

TAB D - Methodology For Chemical Warfare Incident Investigation

TAB E - Tape Comparison

TAB F - Changes in This Report


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