The'long, hard trip' to help

The'long, hard trip' to help

Lack of local services a hardship on returning veterans
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Rich Schleeter, veterans service officer for La Plata County, talks with Vietnam Era Veterans Association members during breakfast at Doughworks. Schleeter said veterans in rural areas such as La Plata County often have difficulty accessing services.
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Psalm 91, the scripture referenced on Christian Warren’s helmet, says “No evil shall befall you.” Warren says his experience in Iraq strengthened his faith “immensely.”
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Christian Warren, left, was stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, from fall 2007 to spring 2008. He said soldiers sought to build favor among the people.
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Christian Warren, middle row far right, said he made the decision to join the military in 2004 after grisly pictures of two American bodies strung from a bridge in Fallujah, Iraq, emerged in the media. “It really made me want to go over to Iraq and do something about it,” Warren said.
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In this series

Sunday: Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan tell their stories.
Today: Advocates fight to improve conditions for veterans.
Tuesday: The mission continues, reintegrating veterans into society.
Wednesday: What we've learned.

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