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How The U.S. Military Handles Suicidal Soldiers

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Marines wait outside a building to take psychological tests in September 2009. The military assesses troops in search of clues that might help predict mental health issues. Jae C. Hon/AP hide caption

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Sgt. Victor Medina suffered brain damage when an IED hit his truck in Iraq. Even after he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, he found he had to fight to get adequate care. Blake Gordon/Aurora Photos hide caption

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An honor guard consisting of members from Santa Domingo Pueblo wait to present colors at Lt. Ayon's warrior dance in 2008. Steven Clevenger hide caption

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Capt. Tupper Sends 'Greetings From Afghanistan'

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'Things They Carried' Back From Vietnam

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Cpt. Juan Guerrero was one of 200 disabled athletes chosen to attend the 2010 Inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Co. Katie Hayes for NPR hide caption

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Veterans Affairs' Shinseki Answers Hard Questions

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