Iraq war vet claims mandatory COVID jab resulted in physical injury with long-term consequences

A Minnesota combat veteran was forced to prematurely retire from the military and is now fighting for his life because of an injury he says he sustained from taking the COVID vaccine.

He goes by Drew, and speaking this week with Liz Collin of Alpha News, he revealed that he joined the military right after the Sept. 11 terror attacks to “get some skills and contribute in some kind of way.”


After joining, he was deployed to Iraq, after which he enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard and continued his service.

All was well until 2021, when the then-36-year-old was forced by the military to receive the COVID vaccine.

“I got it from the VA,” Drew recalled to Collin. “It was done in the atrium. They had some cubicles, and I just went in, sat down, and got it. There wasn’t a lot of information. They weren’t really telling me anything. It was just kind of like the basic training assembly line for vaccines on deployment.”

At first, he experienced the typical flu-like symptoms associated with the vaccine. But as the days passed, the symptoms grew worse.

“Then it turned into numbness, tingling [in] my hands, my feet, my toes. I didn’t think too much of it. I just kind of chalked it up to stress,” he said, referencing his full-time job in sales and the birth of his newborn son.

As the days continued, however, the weakness and fatigue began to set in, to the point that eventually he couldn’t even move anything.

Despite believing that perhaps he’d contracted COVID itself, he was eventually diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, “a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves,” eventually leading to full paralysis, according to the Mayo Clinic.

As a result of the paralysis, he reportedly had to spend half a year in the VA relearning how to breathe, eat, walk, and live. He also had to medically retire from the military.

“I still have it in my face,” he told Collin. “As you can tell, if you’ve seen pictures, video of me, before I was running races and leading missions and speaking to two-star generals on a weekly basis. It’s a completely different life now. It’s completely changed.”

“I feel like I’m in somebody else’s body now that I can’t control. I’m in constant pain, nerve pain, neuropathy, immobile unless I have assistive devices. I have ankle foot orthotics that wrap around my legs and go underneath the sole of my foot and the shoe in order to stand upright and hobble around,” he added.

Thanks to his debilitating condition, he now spends most of his time in rehab — even though three years have passed and he was told that most people recover from the syndrome within a year.

“I laid in the hospital bed for months waiting for answers, since it wasn’t COVID,” he said. “Because they tested me constantly … I was waiting for somebody to come in and really give me honest answers about getting a vaccine and they have this happening, but nobody was connecting the dots there. They just couldn’t talk about it, was my guess.”

The good news is his medical records were eventually updated to reflect the fact that he’d been injured by the vaccine.

But he’s still not happy — justifiably so — because he wants more attention paid to this dilemma that the mainstream wants to ignore.

“It just feels like not enough people are standing up to this, whether it be the mainstream media or the people that are pushing this,” he said. “I’m going to do whatever it takes to help out other people.”

He specifically wants the special liability exemption for pharmaceutical companies repealed. He also wants the government to stop pushing the COVID vaccine on everybody.

In the meantime, he’s trying to raise money for his mounting medical bills.

“If anybody wants to share or say a prayer or donate if possible, it’s greatly appreciated,” he said.

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Vivek Saxena


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