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University of Denver Clinic Part Of Effort To Help Vets With PTSD Get Benefits

Michael de Yoanna
Larry Morrison has turned to a University of Denver law clinic for help after being discharged for misconduct by the Army at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.

There are tens of thousands of troops across the country who have been kicked out for minor misconduct. When a soldier is discharged in that way, the record may follow them, affecting their chances of getting a job. It may even prevent them getting care at the Department of Veterans Affairs for mental problems and brain injuries they may have received in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Some experts say those wounds could have contributed to the troops' misconduct in the first place. And NPR, in collaboration with Colorado Public Radio and KUNC has reported extensively on this issue before.


Now Kasey Cordell, features editor at 5280 magazine, profiles the University of Denver’s Veterans Advocacy Project.


The DU project is part of a consortium of legal clinics across the country to help such veterans. Cordell spoke with KUNC News Director Michael de Yoanna. Click "Listen" to hear the interview.


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