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Collateral damage?

Was Hasan suffering from PTSD?
Was Hasan suffering from PTSD?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 13, 2009
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Monkey Business

Craig Cook remembers when friends tried to draw him out of a deep depression — by offering to get him a monkey.
Boston's an academic city, even for capuchins who attend Brighton's Monkey College, where they are trained to be live-in lifesavers for the disabled
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 23, 2009
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Gulf War vet 'saved' by Phoenix article

Yesterday, we published "Soldiers Committing Suicide," by Jason Notte, and just hours later, Mike Fitzgerald left our Portland editor a voicemail saying he's experiencing the same things a man described in the story had.
Portland Marine Corps vet shares his heart-wrenching story
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 13, 2009
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Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009
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Scars & stripes

“Dude, that shit right there? That’s Iraq.”
American vets discover that their military uniforms — like their service — look better on paper
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  September 24, 2008

Hateful holidays

I’d like to wish you all Bloodless Holidays.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 12, 2007


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Coming home

Whereas active-duty soldiers return as a group to a military base upon coming home, National Guard members disperse into their civilian communities.
You want the troops out of Iraq? Next, we have to get Iraq out of the troops.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 11, 2007