Last spring, 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.
When wounded combat veterans lash out, the Army struggles to respond justly.
Modern medicine saved Sgt. Jerrald Jensen when he was injured in combat. Decades-old disciplinary rules awaited when he returned home.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries are the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For wounded veterans with other-than-honorable discharges, the “unbreakable covenant” of government care is cut, leaving them helpless.