Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) http://www.kunc.org en After Serving In Iraq And Afghanistan, A New Mission: Healing http://www.kunc.org/post/after-serving-iraq-and-afghanistan-new-mission-healing <em>StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.</em><p>On Staff Sgt. Jon Meadows' first deployment to Iraq, one of his friends, Staff Sgt. William Beardsley, said he wanted to go on a mission in Jon's place.<p>Jon agreed — and Beardsley died on that mission.<p>"That was the hardest moment of my life," Jon tells his wife, Melissa, on a visit to StoryCorps in Washington, D.C. "I was ashamed, because I was glad it wasn't me. Then I had the guilt ... If I went on the mission, it wouldn't have been him. Sat, 24 May 2014 11:49:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56938 at http://www.kunc.org After Serving In Iraq And Afghanistan, A New Mission: Healing Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Burdens Like A Scarlet Letter http://www.kunc.org/post/other-honorable-discharge-burdens-scarlet-letter Eric Highfill spent five years in the Navy, fixing airplanes for special operations forces. His discharge papers show an Iraq campaign medal and an Afghanistan campaign medal, a good-conduct medal, and that he's a marksman with a pistol and sharpshooter with a rifle.<p>None of that matters, because at the bottom of the page it reads "Discharged: under other than honorable conditions."<p>Highfill, a 27-year-old Michigan native, says he got addicted to the painkillers he was taking for a knee injury. In the Navy's eyes, Highfill screwed up. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:06:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 52662 at http://www.kunc.org Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Burdens Like A Scarlet Letter Bennet Bill Would Study Other Than Honorable Discharges http://www.kunc.org/post/bennet-bill-would-study-other-honorable-discharges <p><a href="http://kunc.org/post/gazette-excerpt-injured-war-punished-home">Last spring,</a> the Colorado Springs Gazette investigated the connection between war wounds, military misconduct and other-than-honorable or bad conduct discharges. Now Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet wants to officially study the topic.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:32:16 +0000 Grace Hood 51680 at http://www.kunc.org Bennet Bill Would Study Other Than Honorable Discharges How Head Injuries Seem To Affect The Risk For Stroke http://www.kunc.org/post/how-head-injuries-seem-affect-risk-stroke Twenty percent of strokes hit people under age 65, and the cause of many of those strokes remains a mystery. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:05:00 +0000 46388 at http://www.kunc.org How Head Injuries Seem To Affect The Risk For Stroke Gazette Excerpt: Injured In Iraq, Jailed At Home http://www.kunc.org/post/gazette-excerpt-injured-iraq-jailed-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When wounded combat veterans lash out, the Army struggles to respond justly.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Dave Philipps 44607 at http://www.kunc.org Gazette Excerpt: Injured In Iraq, Jailed At Home