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chemicals used to clean missile parts.

Does anyone remember the name of the chemicals we used to clean missile parts?
I was part of A Btry, 6th Msl Bn, 52nd Arty in Wurzburg Germany, April 1966 until Dec. 1968.
I need someone to corroborate any information about this stuff.
Am having health problems and the VA has denied my claim. Any help from former "launcher donks" or "missile weenies" would be appreciated.
Thank you.
J. Palka (former Sgt-E5)

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Re: chemicals used to clean missile parts.

The stuff was Trichloroethylene=-TCE,or Trick. I was a 22k20 at the 30th ord. co in Korea 1972 and 1975. We used it(like water) to clean missile chassis after soldering and repairing them.