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 After World War II, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members were unwittingly subjected to radiation tests by their own government.

Today, many of them are still fighting for health care and a proper acknowledgment of their sacrifice. 

Larry Potash has the backstory. 

Backstory airs Saturday nights at 10:30 on WGN. Catch up on previous seasons of Backstory with the podcast at via Stitcher, iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.