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Veteran athlete lives life on her own terms despite two autoimmune
Mosul to Maine – For this Veteran, a
journey of trauma and recovery
February 2009, Mary Torczon suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when an
improvised explosive device exploded about 20 feet from her as she was
passing near an Iraqi police checkpoint near Mosul. In an instant,
the suicide car bomb ripped through the Humvee in front of her, taking the
lives of her battalion commander and her two best friends. Now, she is on the adventure of recovery.
VA continues to study and
improve care for Gulf War Veterans
Nearly 700,000 men and women served in the
Persian Gulf during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Since then, VA
researchers have studied conditions affecting Gulf War Veterans and are
identifying the best ways to diagnose and treat them. Their efforts are
guided by a strategic plan for Gulf War research developed with input from
leading scientists and researchers, physicians and Veterans themselves.
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OF THE WEEK
This week we honor Army Veteran David Gray.
David first served as a medic and later as
a commissioned officer with the 24th Infantry Division. David was deployed as a platoon leader and worked on
division staff during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
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