Monthly Archives: October 2012

Changes at Veterans for Common Sense

The Board of Veterans for Common Sense is sorry to announce the departure of Patrick Bellon as executive director of Veterans for Common Sense. Patrick will be moving on to take on bigger challenges, and we wish him the best. … Continue reading

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House bill would speed disability payments to wounded troops

From Triblive.com By Carl Prine Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5:36 p.m. Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2012 A bipartisan bill promises to speed disability payments to troops wounded in Afghanistan, but it must clear a Congress so divided that 96 percent of proposed … Continue reading

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Veterans can find help through crisis line

By MARY WICOFF  Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Published: October 7, 2012 DANVILLE — Veterans in crisis no longer have to keep the problem a secret — especially if it’s something life-threatening, such as thoughts of suicide. “We’re here. We’re proactive,” said Natalie … Continue reading

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Sergeant carried his secret anguish home

From the Leaf-Chronicle by Philip Grey CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Sgt. Justin Junkin came home from Afghanistan to his wife and infant daughter in May 2011, carrying his weapon, his gear and a bomb inside his head. The secret that he brought … Continue reading

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Veteran creates nonprofit that provides clothing to wounded

From the Baton Rouge Advocate By George Morris Badly wounded in Iraq, Lt. j.g. Jason Redman, a Navy SEAL, thought he would die, but did not. Later, he dealt with the emotions of well-meaning hospital visitors. He’s faced 37 surgeries … Continue reading

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