Monday, March 2, 2009

Recovering From The Effects Of Iraq!

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports on Iraq veteran Charley Williams Jr., who is still recovering from the effects of injuries sustained while serving in Iraq. A former 13 year veteran, Williams Jr. has lost his marriage, and now takes 9 prescription pills just to keep some semblance of normalcy as a result of his injuries. Still only 36 years-old, Williams Jr. suffered a traumatic brain injury while at war, and now becomes forgetful. He's also deaf in one ear and sufferers from post traumatic stress disorder. Even with all of these ailments, he's just considered to be 80 percent disabled.

Stories like Charley Williams Jr. need to be told more often, because the effects of war have impacted 31,00 other Americans.

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