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Injured Veterans

David Wood

'Isn't Losing An Eye Enough?' Battered Veterans Struggle To Restart Their Lives After War

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Veterans Brian McPherson, Adele Loar and David Inbody (left to right) are part of a team training to climb Mount Whitney in September. (McPherson and ...

Formerly Homeless Boy Is Giving People On The Streets A Fresh Start With His Soap Business

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact

Donovan Smith is an expert at crafting donuts, pies, popsicles and cupcakes. But be warned: His seemingly mouth-watering creations should stay clear o...

Don't Leave Military Family Caregivers Out of the Picture

Lily Casura | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Lily Casura

Focused on honoring our veterans on Veterans Day, earlier this month, we may not even have noticed the unsung heroes and heroines standing directly behind so many of them, just out of view -- the caregiver partners of the severely injured.

On Purple Heart's 231st Anniversary, We Honor 5 Inspiring Vets

Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

Wednesday marks 231 years since the Purple Heart -- one of the highest military honors -- was established. President George Washington first instat...

WATCH: Rival High School Wrestling Teams Join Forces For Injured Marine

Posted 01.18.2013 | Impact

In western Pennsylvania, two rival wrestling high school teams took to the mat for an injured Marine. More than 2,000 people came to see the Upper...

David Wood

Blast-Injured Combat Troops Found at Risk Of Degenerative Brain Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Almost a quarter million American troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury are at risk of developing a degenerative disease that cau...

Major Celebs, Nonprofits, Unions Unite To Tackle Critical Veterans Issues

Chris Marvin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Got Your 6 will challenge all Americans to answer calls to action -- specific tasks that allow civilians to share in the sacrifice and show their appreciation in a meaningful way.

How Much Money Did Bruce Springsteen's Guitar Fetch For Charity?

Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

Bruce Springsteen auctioned the shirt -- and the guitar -- off his back on Wednesday night to raise $160,000 for injured veterans. Springsteen, alo...

Disabled Iraq War Veteran Gets Inspired... And So Can You

Eric Frazier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Frazier

For most people, the road to recovery starts when they enter a rehabilitation hospital. For me, my recovery process started when I left my final rehabilitation hospital and joined a team called World T.E.A.M. Sports.

Warrior Games In Colorado Springs Give Injured Vets

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An Afghan insurgent's homemade bomb shattered Marc Esposito's lower legs, broke his back and knocked him cold for four...

Volunteer Army Builds Home For Chicago Veteran

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

An Iraq War veteran who lost his legs in an explosion is getting a custom-built, wheelchair accessible house for free, thanks to the Taunton, Mass. ch...

Reading the Pictures: Standouts From the World Press Photo Awards

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-02-15-RichardsPequeno.jpg Of the World Press Photo award winners announced Friday, few have generated more buzz than Eugene Richards' haunting shot of a severely injured Iraq veteran and his mother.