Wounded Warriors

Triple-Amputee, Family Receive New Home

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Triple-amputee Rusty Dunagan insisted his new home include a flagpole a year ago when the plans were just lines drawn on sheets of paper. Using what remains of his left arm and help from four men he served with in the U.S. Army, Dunagan raised an American flag on that flagpole after the new house was presented to his family Wednesday. A U.S. A... more

Wounded Warrior Programs

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Wounded veterans face additional issues when attempting to go back to school. The DoD and Department of Veterans Affairs have several programs designed to help them achieve their education and career goals. Select any of the following links to learn more about veteran education Wounded Warior education support programs offered by the DoD and VA... more

Wounded Warrior Says Retirement Won't Slow Him Down

Soldiers assigned to a Warrior Transition Brigade take part in morning physical training. Army photo

It wasn't easy, but after Ivan Castro was blinded by a blast in Iraq in 2006, he fought to stay in the Army. A major serving within U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Castro has tried to be an inspiration for others like him by showing that his injuries can't stop his drive to succeed. Since losing his sight, Castro has run 50 marathons, cl... more

Severely Injured Vets Find Healing, Hope through Sports

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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — As an Air Force crew chief in Afghanistan and Iraq, part of Sgt. Tim McDonough's dangerous mission was recovering the remains of soldiers killed in combat. An explosion in Afghanistan in 2005 changed his life. He suffered a brain injury and nine surgeries later, McDonough has seizures, limited range of motion and ho... more

Navy Researchers' Work Helps Wounded Warriors

Dr. Matt Kay, a post-doctoral fellow at Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, conducts an experiment to combat a drug-resistant infection at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 15, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

WASHINGTON – Within the laboratories of Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, interdisciplinary teams of biomedical engineers, environmental microbiologists, dentists, chemists and other researchers work to research technology that will help wound treatment for the Defense Department warfighter. NAMRU-SA’s mission is to conduct ... more

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