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Young Amputee Veteran Gets Fresh Start in New Home

 | Jul 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG -- While others his age went to college parties or planned careers, Stephen Peterson was learning how to walk again after an explosion in Afghanistan took his right leg. Peterson was six months into his Army tour as part of Operation Enduring Freedom on July 1, 2011, when a bomb exploded beneath his vehicle and tore off his leg a... more

Wounded Warriors Visit Afghanistan One Last Time

Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer | Jul 22, 2014

The first time Cole Rich left Afghanistan, it was with a hole in his head. On his last visit, the retired sergeant major left with a smile on his face. In recent months, current and former Fort Bragg soldiers have been returning to Afghanistan to see the country one last time before the war's end. The soldiers, who were wounded in Afghanistan... more

Study: Transfusion's Change Cuts Troop Deaths

Airman 1st Class Patricia Ibanez shuffles through bags of red blood cells that came from the U.S. as her team processes the blood for shipment to U.S. military field hospitals in Afghanistan in this September 2013 photo. (Stars and Stripes photo)

Stars and Stripes | Jul 17, 2014

Fewer warfighters have died from bleeding complications in forward-based hospitals since 2006, when the military changed its protocol of blood transfusions used for such cases, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Eight years ago, forward-based hospitals that treated wounded from Iraq and ... more

VA a No-Show; Store Workers Fix Vet's Wheelchair

Michael Sulsona, a Vietnam War veteran who lost both legs to a land mine 40 years ago, poses with a 'thank you' sign Tuesday while seated in his new wheelchair at home in Staten Island, N.Y.. (Frieda Sulsona / AP)

Associated Press | Jul 17, 2014

NEW YORK — What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his broken wheelchair. The 62-year-old Vietnam veteran said he petitioned the VA for a new chair two years ago and received no reply. Then his wheelchair broke last week... more

Bill Aims to Reform Vocational Rehab and Training

veteran at vocational rehab

Military.com | Jul 11, 2014

A new bipartisan bill focused on giving wounded warriors improved rehabilitation and employment training was announced this week by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02). The Wounded Warrior Employment Improvement Act (H.R. 5032), with support by the Wounded Warrior Project, DAV and VetsFirst, would reform the Depa... more

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