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Tue September 10, 2013
A place for healing for U.S. veterans
Over the past 12 years, nearly 50,000 American troops have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The visible injuries are often lost limbs from roadside improvised explosive devices.
But, there are so many who are coping with the "non-visible" injuries: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, for example. The kinds of injuries that can worsen with time and tear apart a soldier's home life, or worse.
Today we talk with Rick Briggs, a retired Air Force Major who has come up with what he thinks will be a perfect refuge for these vets: Camp Liberty, using the beautiful outdoors of mid-Michigan as a place of healing.
Briggs is also the manager of the veterans program for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.
Click on the link above to listen to the full interview.
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