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Sgt. Victor Medina suffered brain damage in 2009 when a roadside bomb exploded in Iraq. Blake Gordon/Aurora Photos hide caption

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Ending Nightmares Caused By PTSD

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Josh Apsey, then an 18-year-old lance corporal, bumps fists with his dad through a bus window as he begins his trip to Afghanistan in 2009. Apsey is still in the Marines, serving in Virginia, and says the war in Afghanistan made him a different person. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Marines Say Afghanistan Forever Changed Their Lives

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Former Envoy To Iraq Says Situation Still 'Very Fragile'

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Drone pilots fight a war from the safety of bases in the U.S. but confront some of the same wartime stresses as their comrades on the battlefield. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Report: High Levels Of 'Burnout' In U.S. Drone Pilots

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The IED: The $30-Bombs That Cost The U.S. Billions

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