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YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am

Vets push alternate treatment for PTSD

Ken "Doc" Coleman knows first-hand what many veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are going through.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
Local therapist brings rapid treatment process to region

Local therapist brings rapid treatment process to region

Every night before she went to sleep, Jane had a ritual.

June 02, 2013 7:40 pm Photos

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Veterans return home to fight 'invisible' war

Veterans return home to fight 'invisible' war

For veterans, the puff of diesel exhaust from a passing bus or a song on the radio can bring them back to their military vehicle in the battlefield.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FEAPTSD - PTSD Support Group

FEAPTSD - PTSD Support Group

Gary - Bessie Hitchcock, director of operations at Veterans Life Changing Services, is starting a local support group for families of a veteran with Post-traumatic stress disorder.

November 07, 2012 3:39 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Valpo art walk proves the last shall be worst

PHIL WIELAND: Valpo art walk proves the last shall be worst

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. After a visit to the Valparaiso art walk, you might be holding your eyes and wondering, "Is it art?" or, more likely, "They want HOW MUCH for that?"

June 22, 2012 12:00 am

Suicidal thoughts plague veterans

David Cox remembers being deployed, looking at his loaded weapon and thinking of ending his life.

March 13, 2011 9:15 pm

Talk to a veteran decimated by PTSD

Your article on a local veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder was a thoughtful report, although I did find it not truly exposing the plight of a veteran suffering with PTSD.

October 02, 2010 12:00 am
Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Norman Hemphill Jr. helps coach the North Newton High School football team before its Sept. 17 game against River Forest High School. An Iraq war veteran, Hemphill suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. He said it is difficult for returning soldiers such as him to seek help for the condition.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am
Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Dave Cox spends time with his dog, Murphy, in his Highland home. Cox, 60, worked for 14 years as a trauma nurse specialist in Chicago. But the carnage he witnessed during an Air National Guard stint led him to develop post-traumatic stress disorder.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am
Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Dave Cox can't watch medical programs on television or anything violent after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Highland resident doesn't sleep well, and he doesn't like crowds.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am
Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Norman Hemphill Jr. was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after his last tour in Iraq, where he worked on the front lines with Indiana National Guard.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am
Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Sporting a Mohawk on the sidelines, Norman Hemphill Jr. takes solace in helping coach North Newton High School football. The DeMotte man was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq last year with the Indiana National Guard. Like many of his f…

September 26, 2010 12:00 am
Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

Local veterans struggle with PTSD as civilians hope to raise awareness

It felt like everything was moving in slow motion, glass raining down around him and the door flying open. A rocket had hit 30 meters away, injuring four colleagues and just missing Norman Hemphill Jr.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Local Veteran Struggles with PTSD

Local Veteran Struggles with PTSD

Norman Hemphill Jr. was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from his latest tour in Iraq. He has since found a support group and volunteers as a football coach at North Newton High School.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am
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