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Disabled Veterans: The Unhealed Wounds  (Experiencing War, Stories from the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress)
They may be dramatically visible: a missing limb, a facial scar. They may also lurk beneath the skin’s surface: mental trauma that persists long after the events that provoked it. For disabled veterans, their wounds of war are daily facts of life. They are obstacles or impediments, but for the men and woman in these stories, they are not roadblocks. All say they don’t want special consideration for their disabilities, only fair and humane treatment—from the government they served and from the communities in which they live.
Image: Eric Wayne CagleEric Wayne Cagle

Video Interview
Image: Arthur EckArthur Eck
World War II

Written Memoir
Image: Arthur GuerreroArthur Guerrero

Video Interview
Image: Raymond KastenRaymond Kasten

Video Interview
Image: James M. MayerJames M. Mayer

Video Interview
Image: Franklin NicholsonFranklin Nicholson
World War II

Audio Interview, Photos, Memoir, Correspondence
Image: Lawrence Saenz, JrLawrence Saenz, Jr

Video Interview
Image: Connie Rose SpinksConnie Rose Spinks
Persian Gulf

Transcript of Interview, Photos
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  2. Sweethearts, Buddies, Family Ties
  3. Life-Altering Moments, On a Mission,
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  4. D-Day Anniversary
  5. Prisoners of War
  6. Voices of War (Companion Web site)
  7. Military Medicine
  8. War's End: VE- and VJ-Days
  9. Stories from the 2004 WWII Reunion on the Mall
  10. Forever a Soldier (Companion Web site)
  11. African-Americans at War: Fighting Two Battles
  12. Military Intel: the Inside Story
  13. The Art of War
  14. Women at War
  15. Asian Pacific Americans: Going for Broke
  16. World War I: The Great War
  17. The War (Companion to the Ken Burns Series)
  18. China-Burma-India: WWII's Forgotten Theater
  19. Women of Four Wars
  20. Jewish Veterans of World War II
  21. The Global War on Terror
  22. Hispanics in Service
  23. Buffalo Soldiers: The 92nd in Italy
  24. Helicopters: The Multi-mission Aircraft

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