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Talking about suicide is uncomfortable, but it could save a life, including yours

September is suicide prevention month. Call someone. Share your experiences. Establish those lines of communication and remind people that they matter.




Rio Paralympian got her start at VA’s Summer Sports Clinic

Army Veteran Lia Coryell is headed to the Paralympics in Rio for the first time, at the age of 51.


WWII Battle of the Bulge Veteran awarded POW medal

Dr. Charlie Stenger, a World War II Army Veteran, was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal by Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, Army G-1, last month at Stenger’s Maryland home. Stenger worked at VA helping other POWs for three decades.


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This week we honor Army Veteran Gene Wilder.

Gene was drafted into the Army medical corps on September 10, 1956. He trained at Fort Sam Houston, then was assigned to the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Valley Forge Army Hospital, and worked as a paramedic.

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