Jon Stewart Returns to DC to Advocate for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits: Vets Are ‘Not Just Bumper Stickers, They’re Human Beings’

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Jon Stewart has been a major advocate for sick 9/11 first responders in the past few years, and on Tuesday he returned to Washington D.C. to take up another important cause: veterans who have gotten illnesses from toxic burn pit exposure.

Burn pits used at military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan — utilized to burn piles and piles of trash — gave a number of veterans serious long-term health issues. Marine vet Scott Evans, who served in Afghanistan, said he was recently diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. One group at the forefront of this fight has been Burn Pits 360, started by Le Roy and Rosie Torres.

NBC News’ report said that veterans trying to get the
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