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War Veterans

Quadruple Amputee Vet Thought He Was A 'Monster.' His Family Just Sees Him As Dad

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost all his limbs after an IED blast while on active duty back in 2012, joined HuffPost L...

In the Hour Late

Jon Horford | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70s and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

Traumatized Veterans on Screen at the Istanbul Film Festival: Laurent Bécue-Renard's 'Of Men and War'

Karin Badt | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Laurent Bécue-Renard's documentary "Of Men and War," which screened this past weekend at the Istanbul Film Festival, testifies to the grislier "truth" of war. It showcases the lasting horrific effect of combat on both those who serve and their families.

Powerful Photos Depict Veterans Who Use Art Therapy To Heal

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

This photo series originally appeared in the February issue of National Geographic magazine. Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan often ret...


Marcela Sarmiento | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
Marcela Sarmiento

Fate chose to spare them death, but it has presented them with the challenge of getting on with life thereafter; which was never going to be easy.

In Gratitude of a Father's Service to His Country

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I discovered my father was a consultant to NASA. Who knew? I didn't. He never bragged about it, despite the prestige and respect it would have garnered. He didn't care at all about those things. He cared about people, about helping others and doing the right thing by those he encountered.

Lawmakers Seek In-State Tuition Rates For Veterans

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is nearing passage Monday of legislation that would require public universities around the country to charge veterans in...

Disabled Veterans To Be Exempted From Pension Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive spending bill taking shape on Capitol Hill is likely to repeal a recently enacted pension cut for disabled veterans. Ca...

Sage Francis Drops New Video On HuffPost Live

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Sage Francis stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to debut the new music video for "Blue," a cut off the Providence rapper's mixtape "SICK TO D(EAT)H." ...

WWII Vet's Lost Medals Returned To His Family

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal and other military decorations awarded to a World War II veteran have been returned to his daughter aft...

Tuskegee Airman Dies At Age 84

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 08.01.2013 | Black Voices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- John Edward Allen, a New Mexico veteran who served as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II and later earned honors for his Air F...

Wartime PTSD: What Works and How to Care for a Loved One

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences issued "Treatment for PTSD in Military and Veteran Populations (Initial Assessment)" after reviewing Department of Defense and VA data on prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of PTSD.

WATCH: Wounded Soldier's Moving Surprise For His 'Guardian Angel'

OWN | Posted 05.27.2013 | OWN

Ever since her early days as a young reporter during the Vietnam War, Oprah has heard staggering statistics about wounded service members and the sacr...

A Really Good Question

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeff Hensley

The vast majority of these are worthy and noble endeavors, showing veterans their service is appreciated. And yet, far too many veterans struggle with the transition to civilian life. With all these organizations offering help, how can this be?

When the War Comes Home

Kayla Williams | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kayla Williams

My own symptoms of post traumatic stress had faded within six months or so of coming home, and I was relieved. Then came my delayed reaction to a 10-year passage of time from the day I drove over the berm into Iraq as a soldier, sparked by that photo, and it all washed away.

Saving Homeless Veterans: A Necessary Movement

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Ryan Mack

Save Homeless Veterans is truly dedicated to the cause and their passion truly motivated me to give more.

Healing on the Home Front: Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Post-traumatic stress is an understandable reaction to the horror of war or rape or surviving a natural disaster. It develops into a disorder if those suffering don't get the support and assistance they need.

The Message About Suicide and the Military

David Litts | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
David Litts

According to Pentagon figures, 349 military service members took their lives in 2012. Every one of these deaths exacts an incalculable toll -- from the victim's families, from their military units, and from our society.

Healing Vets: Looking Forward and Back

Shad Meshad | Posted 02.07.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

We know so much more about helping vets now. But that's challenged by the nature of injuries from blasts, IED's and multiple deployments. The VA can't do it all. We need the help of the whole society to help these warriors heal.

Train Crashes Into Wounded Veterans Parade

AP | TERRY WALLACE | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

DALLAS — A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the fl...

The Act of Listening as a Means of Healing

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Unless they speak, veterans may remain captives of war's demons. Unless we listen, we fail to comprehend the horrors in which we collectively participate.

Veteran's Day 2012: A Tribute

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Let's remember that the effects of their service do not end once they are no longer actively in the military. Veterans continue to give us significant parts of their lives, even years after their duty is over.

A Hero's Farewell and a Daughter's Undying Love

Rita Cosby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rita Cosby

As the embassy dignitaries solemnly approached me to officially present my father's medal, my eyes immediately filled with tears. They caringly placed one of his country's highest honors into the palm of my shaking hand. It was a profound and overwhelming moment that was decades in the making.

It's Veterans Day

Michael Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Our recent wars are more personal. Squads fighting against squads. The very specific violence of an IED. They may have read the poem below, stark and dispiriting, and went anyway. Today we should remember and honor them all.

'Stand Down' for Veterans Day -- Then Get Them Back to Work

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Wendy N. Powell

Veterans need our help. While we talk about giving veterans a holiday from work, we need to think about getting them back to work.