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Four Decades Later: Vietnam Veterans and PTSD
On March 25, 1973, the role of overt American intervention in the Republic of Vietnam ended. On May 7, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed the end of the “Vietnam era.” Nearly a decade later, Congress asked the VA Administrator to conduct “a comprehensive study of the prevalence and incidence in the population of Vietnam veterans of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological problems in readjusting to civilian life.” That study, funded by the VA and based on independent peer review, became known as the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). Its findings became the empirical basis for many…
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Chapter 1116 Works on Suicide Prevention
Chapter 1116 is working with the Disabled American Veterans in Morganton, NC to offer a…

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Remembering the First Release of POWs
February 12th marked the 44th anniversary of the first release of American Prisoners of War,…

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Chapter 689’s Year in Review
Incarcerated Chapter 689 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola had a productive year in…

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Doctor and Military
Chapter 890 Fundraises for Dental Health
Recently, Chapter 890 and several other veteran service organizations raised money through a golf scramble…

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Chapter 1065 Participates in Charity Relay
Chapter 1065 recently participated in a community service activity, 'Relay for Life: Fighting Cancer from…

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Sevierville, TN
Chapter 1078 Replaces Wildfire Victim’s Purple Heart
Friday was an emotional day in Sevierville, TN for Jim Cogdill, a disabled Vietnam veteran.…

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