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What is the military doing to address the PTSD issues facing returning soldiers at Fort Carson? Not enough, if anything at all.
This afternoon NPR ‘s All Things Considered (between 3 and 7 p.m.) will feature the results reporter Daniel Zwerdling’s return trip to Fort Carson to check on improvements in treating soldiers with PTSD following the December, 2006 report that they were receiving inadequate and retaliatory treatment.
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Some examples of what he found:
It quotes a sergeant who calls PTSD “a big crock” and an excuse for troops to misbehave.
“Suck it up and deal with it,” the sergeant says. “It’s just all these people who talk about this PTSD crap and make us go to these stupid lectures . . . who are driving me crazy.”
You can listen live by following this link.