Disabled Veterans

They may be dramatically visible: a missing limb, a facial scar. They may also lurk beneath the skin’s surface: mental trauma that persists long after the events that provoked it. For disabled veterans, their wounds of war are daily facts of life. They are obstacles or impediments, but for the men and woman in these stories, they are not roadblocks. All say they don’t want special consideration for their disabilities, only fair and humane treatment—from the government they served and from the communities in which they live.