Wounded Warriors

Fort Carson Wounded Warrior Abused by Doctor and Social Worker

An entrance at Fort Carson, Colorado. (Defense Department photo)

Editor's Note: The following article updates the previous one to include Army corrections to misstatements made by Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho on the mistreatment of a soldier at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Carson, Colo.A correction was also made to the soldier's status when the mistreatment occurred. A soldier current... more

Wounded Warriors Treated as 'Slackers' at Hood, Bliss and Brooke

A soldier walks into Fort Hood’s new Warriors in Transition Operations Facility. U.S. Army photo

The documents quoted Dr. Stephen Saul, a psychiatrist hired to train staff at Fort Hood's WTU, as saying that many leaders at Fort Hood lacked an understanding of mental health issues and refused to believe that post-traumatic stress disorder was real. Those suffering from PTSD were told to "man-up and move on," Stahl said. "The idea is tha... more

Iraq War Vet Lost Leg, Now Patrols Georgia

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PERRY -- When Mark Smith applied to work for the Georgia State Patrol, he wasn't sure if anyone would want to hire a trooper with one leg. Smith was a Marine serving in Iraq in 2006 when he stepped on a mine that badly mangled his leg. It eventually had to be amputated. The State Patrol agreed to give him a shot at going through trooper school... more

Injured Marine Makes Difficult Decision to Have Leg Amputated

Theresa Mathis greets her son, Marine Corps Pfc. Duncan Mathis, as he finishes the Run for the Fallen 5K/Half-Marathon at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Sept. 14, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley)

Lance Cpl. Duncan Mathis said it was an easy decision to amputate the lower portion of his left leg. "I don't have a doubt in my mind," the Beddingfield High School graduate said. "I want to live my life as a 21-year-old." In recent months, it was getting harder and harder for Duncan to do the things he wanted to do and to live an active lifes... more

All-Terrain Chair Gives Measure of Freedom to Wounded Warrior

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Injuries from a mortar blast that left a young soldier blinded and partially paralyzed, kept him from his favorite outdoor activities -- until now. Retired Sgt. Willie Stewart, a Fayetteville native who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2012, has received an all-terrain track wheelchair to restore his mobility outdoors, and given him a renewed sens... more

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