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Wounded Warriors Enter Fight Against Child Porn

 | Nov 18, 2013

In high school, in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Oskar Zepeda couldn't wait until he was old enough to join the military. He had grown up watching movies that fed an interest in combat and even as a young boy knew "there was no other job for me." He enlisted in the Army in 2004, was admitted into the ranks of its elite Rangers b... more

Calif. Town Putting Roof Over Wounded Vet's Head

With a tattoo that reads in Chinese "warrior" on his face, Jerral Hancock is a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and is paralyzed from the waist down in a bomb explosion in Iraq.

Associated Press | Nov 11, 2013

LANCASTER, Calif. -- When Jerral Hancock came home from the Iraq war missing one arm, with another that barely worked and a paralyzed body that was burned all over, he was a hero to this Mojave Desert town that wears its military pride on its sleeve. Soon he was being called upon to use his one remaining hand to cut ribbons and wave to people d... more

Empathy and Info on Warrior Family Mental Health

Military.com | Aug 16, 2013

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) to Hold Symposium on September 12 at Ronald Reagan Center A young wife helps her medically retired Army husband, a double above-the-knee amputee, with his daily physical therapy as she simultaneously attends to her two children's needs.  An older Vietnam veteran struggles with disturbing menta... more

Mind-Controlled Limbs Could Restore Sense of Touch

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 | Jun 18, 2013

Big breakthroughs may restore a sense of touch to U.S. military personnel who have lost limbs in service of the country. U.S. forces suffered 6,144 traumatic amputations between 2000 and 2011, according to research conducted by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center -- and more than 2,000 of these were major amputations involving the loss ... more

Wounded Fort Carson Warrior to Take On South Pole

 | May 13, 2013

The door opened. Iceland appeared before Mark Wise. A blizzard raged, he remembers. White-out conditions -- winds howling at 40 mph. In a word, that minus 4-degree air was 'brutal. ' He stayed calm. Wise recalled approaching that day like every other 'brutal ' day he's encountered over the past 31/2 years. He faced it the same way he dealt w... more

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