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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Too many military veterans suffering for their service

War's consequences are far-reaching and serious. The numbers of veterans from recent wars who experience post-traumatic stress disorder are estimated to be 30 percent from Vietnam, 30 percent from the Gulf War, between 6 percent and 30 percent from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Add to these figures all veterans whose serious chronic illness do not meet specific criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder and, suddenly, of today's 16.9 million living veterans, we have millions who suffer daily from their loyal service to our country.

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