Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) http://kunc.org en Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Burdens Like A Scarlet Letter http://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://kunc.org Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Burdens Like A Scarlet Letter Bennet Bill Would Study Other Than Honorable Discharges http://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://kunc.org Bennet Bill Would Study Other Than Honorable Discharges How Head Injuries Seem To Affect The Risk For Stroke http://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://kunc.org How Head Injuries Seem To Affect The Risk For Stroke Gazette Excerpt: Injured In Iraq, Jailed At Home http://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://kunc.org Gazette Excerpt: Injured In Iraq, Jailed At Home Gazette Excerpt: No Break For The Wounded http://kunc.org/post/gazette-excerpt-no-break-wounded <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Modern medicine saved </span>Sgt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Jerrald<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jensen when he was injured in combat. Decades-old disciplinary rules awaited when he returned home.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Dave Philipps 44523 at http://kunc.org Gazette Excerpt: No Break For The Wounded