Quil Lawrence David Aquila ("Quil") Lawrence is an award-winning correspondent with NPR News.

Tomas Young, Iraq War Veteran And Activist, Dies At 34

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BASETRACK Live incorporates photographs, videos and interviews to tell the story of warfare, both at home and abroad. Courtesy of En Garde Arts hide caption

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

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For some rural vets who live far from a VA hospital, getting medical care has meant driving a day or two from home, and missing work. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

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First National Mall Memorial Honoring Disabled Vets Opens In D.C.

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Homeless Vet's Story Illustrates Challenge In Getting Off The Street

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Alexander Morales, who served in the Army in the 1970s, with his family: wife Roberta; Elvia, 7, Elena, 8, and Elvira, 7 (in front), and Ruben Verdugo, 13, and Aaron D. Huerta, 17 (in back). Morales' family has been going for years to the Stand Down event in San Diego, where veterans receive assistance. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Homeless Vets: They're Not Just Single Men Anymore

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After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises

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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

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Vance, who serves as a coach, founded the group after his own struggle with PTSD. He says it helped him get out of a dark place. He now has a degree in social work. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

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After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

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Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders

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Bryan McDonel and his father, Mike, both served multiple tours in Iraq with the National Guard. Bryan was first prescribed painkillers before his deployment, and his dependence on medication prompted a downward spiral. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers

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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

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Obama To Nominate Ex-Procter & Gamble Chief To Head VA

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National Guardsman Andrew Sullens (left) climbs Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Calif., with Pat Warren, lead climber from Paradox Sports. Sullens, who lost his leg below the knee while serving in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, participated in the three day climb with other veterans to honor the anniversary of September 11th. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

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