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Army Nurse Helps Soldiers Heal From Burn Wounds

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Filmmaker Chronicles The Reality Of U.S. Troops In Iraq

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A General Honors Fallen Soldiers

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Army Staff Sgt. Darrell Griffin Jr. was killed in March 2007 in Iraq by a sniper. Courtesy of Darrell Griffin Sr. hide caption

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A Last Gift: Father Finishes Book After Son's Death

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When A Soldier Brings War Back Home

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1st Lt. Fred Simpson considers a computerized mental exercise designed to improve focus and memory. Simpson was knocked unconscious by a grenade blast in Afghanistan and now receives treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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After Brain Injuries, Troops Hit The Mental Gym

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Soldiers with traumatic brain injury clear improvised explosives on a mock mission while taking fire from pretend insurgents armed with paintball guns. Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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Returning To The Battlefield, With A Brain Injury

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Military Spouses Handle Challenges At Home

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Leaked Documents Reveal New Details On Guantanamo

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History Repeats Itself In 'Cultures Of War'

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In the late 1990s, both Marinovich and Silva traveled to the Middle East to photograph the ongoing clashes in the region. Silva captured this image of a young Palestinian boy throwing a tire in the West Bank town of A-Ram in March 1997. Joao Silva/AP hide caption

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Two War Photographers On Their Injuries, Ethics

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Answering The Call To Serve Changes Lives

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Groups Reach Out To A New Generation Of Veterans

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VA Officials Try To Ease Disability Exam Backlog

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Combat To Compost: Soldiers Learn Organic Farming

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