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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Teen Uses Eagle Scout Project To Honor Brother, Help Troops

A Minnesota teenager is earning the Eagle Scout rank while keeping his brother’s memory alive. Eli Pruka’s brother Sean was a marine, and a lover of animals. So, Eli began working on a project that would honor that along with Sean’s service to his country.

09/17/2014

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Winona Man Paddles Away 2 Tours In Afghanistan

Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,

08/07/2014

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‘Helping Paws’ Aiding Returning Vets With PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something many of us don’t really understand. Veterans dealing with the condition have certain needs that can be hard to meet. A new program at Helping Paws, in Hopkins, is trying a unique way to help. They’re using specially trained dogs to help local vets get through day to day life and heal their emotional scars.

07/17/2013

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‘You Have To Get Help’ — Vets Share Stories Of Living With PTSD

Jason Probst described what it was like last year in January when he was driving a vehicle down a street and hit a road side bomb in Afghanistan. “It was like driving and hitting a wall,” he said.

06/18/2013

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Rep. Walz Seeks Review of 31,000 Military Discharges

A Minnesota congressman wants thousands of military discharges reviewed, saying a lot of veterans may have been misdiagnosed.

03/20/2013

Missing Soldier

26-Year-Old North Branch Veteran Missing

A 26-year-old veteran and North Branch-native has been missing from his home near Fort Jackson, S.C. since October 7.

10/13/2012

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Doctor Weighs In On How PTSD Affects People

In the aftermath of a U.S. Army Sergeant’s alleged killing of 16 Afghan villagers, many are speculating about the events that led up to the massacre.

03/20/2012

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Death After War: A Minnesota Soldier’s Story

The U.S. Department of Defense says an average of 18 veterans a day are committing suicide.

05/04/2011

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