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WWII Pacifists Exposed Mental Ward Horrors

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Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline was injured in Iraq by a roadside bomb three years ago, and was burned over nearly half of his body. After years of grueling physical therapy, he now performs at open mic night at the Rivercity Comedy Club in San Antonio. Katie Hayes for NPR hide caption

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Wounded Vet Takes Pain Of War To Comedy Club

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What Private Life Is When You're In Uniform

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Scholar Advises Obama To Talk To The Taliban

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'Shop' Talk: Afghanistan, 'Crasher Gate' and Tiger Woods

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Nellie Bagley embraces Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., in May. In 2006, Bagley's son Jose's Humvee was hit by a grenade — and now he can't talk, walk, eat or move most of his body. But Bagley has fought for his rights and for resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Chad J. McNeeley/Department of Defense hide caption

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Mom Finds Strength To Fight For Wounded Marine

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Your Stories Of The Impact Of War

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Military Families Struggle With Dwindling Resources

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Laughter, Tears And Kisses As Marines Come Home

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Army Family's Choice: Kids' Care Or Deployment?

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Marines Reflect On Duty, Death In Afghanistan

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Army Mom Refuses To Deploy

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Was Iraq 'Worth It'?

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