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  •  kamarvt: this was a big issue in '04-'06 (1+ / 0-)
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    and we had multiple discussions of it here at Kos because TBI was not recognized in any way shape or form by the VA. Now it is but the commanders are still reluctant to recognize it (witness the big numbers of troops returned to the field as fit to fight despite a TBI).

    LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 11:49:47 AM PDT

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    •  I have actually met one now (0+ / 0-)

      that the Marines pulled from serving in the combat zone and he trains National Guard units that will be going over now.  I think it is a very important job too, but he is downhearted.  It was very difficult for him to be pulled out of combat.  The concussion of the blast he sustained was so strong that it also permanently damaged his hearing too.

      I'm the Left that Rahm's mother warned him about

      by Militarytracy on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 07:02:23 AM PDT

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