NOW on PBS: Of the thousands of U.S. troops getting discharged from the Army each year, many who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder
June 13, 2008

NOW on PBS:

Of the thousands of U.S. troops getting discharged from the Army each year, many who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries aren't getting the vital care they need. The Army claims these soldiers have pre-existing mental illnesses or are guilty of misconduct. But advocates say this is a way for the Army to get rid of "problem" soldiers quickly, without giving them the treatment and benefits to which they're entitled.



This week, NOW travels to Fort Hood in Texas to meet traumatized soldiers fighting a new battle, this one against the army they served. Are soldiers being wrongfully discharged for honorable service?

The entire episode is available for streaming on the NOW website, as well as web-exclusive interviews with Jonathan Norrell and David Chavarria (above) about their heart-breaking experiences.

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