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War Hero’s Medals Reunited With Family

War Hero’s Medals Reunited With Family

Two young boys from New York have united the family of a Cherokee war hero with his lost military medals. On Nov. 30, 1952, George, whose Cherokee name “Tsali” means self-sacrifice, threw himself on a grenade that killed him, but saved those fighting in his company during the Korean War. His legacy was honored not […]
Study: Young Veterans with PTSD have Higher Risk for Sleep Apnea

Study: Young Veterans with PTSD have Higher Risk for Sleep Apnea

A newly released study shows that the probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) becomes greater with an increasing severity of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in young, U.S. veterans. The study was comprised of 195 Afghanistan and Iraq veterans who went to see a VA outpatient PTSD clinic for an […]
New Orleans Ends City’s Veteran Homelessness Issue

New Orleans Ends City’s Veteran Homelessness Issue

In early January 2015, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the city has ended the issue of chronic veteran homelessness. The great news came ahead of schedule. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the White House came together in 2010 to create an initiative to completely eliminate the issue by the end of 2015. […]
Injured Veteran Uses Exoskeleton To Walk Again

Injured Veteran Uses Exoskeleton To Walk Again

Sargent Roosevelt J. Anderson faced severe injury to his spinal cord after a motorcycle accident which left his legs paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, but he is now one of the first patients in the world to be able to walk again with the assistance of an exoskeleton. This incredible exoskeleton machine is called […]
Concussion-Related CTE Possible in Veterans

Concussion-Related CTE Possible in Veterans

After master gunner Shane Garcie completed his final tour in Iraq, it took him around six weeks to notice something about him was different. “Your brain is throwing parties because you’re home, you’re alive,” Garcie said. “So, it doesn’t settle in right away.” Garcie is unsure which issue is bothering him the most: a foggy […]

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