Winona Man Paddles Away 2 Tours In AfghanistanTwo 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,
'Helping Paws' Aiding Returning Vets With PTSDPost 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.
‘You Have To Get Help’ -- Vets Share Stories Of Living With PTSDJason 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.
Rep. Walz Seeks Review of 31,000 Military DischargesA Minnesota congressman wants thousands of military discharges reviewed, saying a lot of veterans may have been misdiagnosed.
26-Year-Old North Branch Veteran MissingA 26-year-old veteran and North Branch-native has been missing from his home near Fort Jackson, S.C. since October 7.
Doctor Weighs In On How PTSD Affects PeopleIn 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.
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.

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