08/01/2012 05:32 pm ET

Nick Colgin, Combat Medic, Survived ‘Hell On Earth' Only To Struggle With Unemployment (VIDEO)

Though programs have been implemented to help out-of-work veterans, the veteran unemployment rate shows little improvement. Nick Colgin, a combat medic who couldn't find a first responder's job after returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, shares the story of his struggle to find work in "Home of the Brave."

Watch the video above.

Below, the Afghanistan War by the numbers:

Afghanistan War, By The Numbers

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