Veterans: Home from Hell

Seattle Post Intelligencer
by staff

01/05/08

Soldiers returning from war don’t need to exhibit any scars on their bodies to be injured. Many — as many as 65 percent — have witnessed and survived the trauma of explosions and detonations. Those jolts and their aftermath can do a number on them, be it through brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. The two afflictions are often linked. The long-term effects of a brain injury can be brutal and debilitating, while PTSD, left undiagnosed and untreated, can rob a person of peace of mind, sleep, the ability to maintain relationships, etc. And this is what our troops are up against after returning from their tour in hell. We can only imagine the shape they must be in when they’re redeployed...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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