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Jan Scruggs gazes up at the names of fellow military service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Founder: Monument Almost Never Got Built

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Scott Skiles, 61, and his son Zach Skiles, 32, had never sat down to talk about Zach's life after his deployment to Iraq --until their recent StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

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"The bonds of community, of tribe, are a very, very particular thing." - Sebastian Junger Courtesy Of TED hide caption

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How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love?

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Heavy smoke rises following an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition aircraft in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of the self-declared Islamic State in October 2014. Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images hide caption

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'State Of Terror': Where ISIS Came From And How To Fight It

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Former Lance Cpl. Erik Galvan (right) and Sgt. Daniel Wheeler had a professional friendship that was nearly destroyed by an IED — but, with time, they reconciled. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Explosion, A Soldier And His Squad Leader Find Peace

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Three years ago, Air Force veteran Sara Creech quit her job as a nurse and bought a 43-acre farm in North Salem, Ind. She named her farm Blue Yonder Organic. John Wendle for Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Stefanie Pelkey, left, and T.J. Hart met while volunteering at a veterans center in Houston. StoryCorps hide caption

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Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together

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End Of Life Care Can Be Different For Veterans

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Hundreds Of U.S. Military Trainers Headed For Iraq

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As an Army chaplain in Iraq, David Peters administered last rites and grieved with survivors. When he came home, he says, he "fell apart emotionally and spiritually." Courtesy of Robert K. Chambers hide caption

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An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Renewed

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Lawyers Try To Fight Death Penalty With New PTSD Understanding

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Reporter Janine di Giovanni shares her stories about war and courage. Ryan Lash/TED/TED hide caption

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What Does It Take To Cover A War?

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Retired 1st Sgt. Keith Melick (right) and retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wilkins met when Melick, a medic, treated Wilkins after an IED explosion. They were reunited nearly 10 years later. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Decade After Battle, Medic And Wounded Soldier Reunite

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Gary Walters demonstrates his self-cooling prosthetic. Leto Solutions via YouTube hide caption

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Vet's Self-Cooling Prosthetic Could Help Amputees Beat The Heat

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U.S. soldiers stand at a checkpoint around Lakokhel camp in Afghanistan in 2010. Many soldiers return from war suffering from "moral injuries," or dealing with the fact that their sense of right and wrong was violated. Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Moral Injury Is The 'Signature Wound' Of Today's Veterans

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