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Graphic text: Bonnie Berkowitz; Additional video: Christian Davenport, U.S. Military; Additional photography: Wire photos, family photos - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 3, 2010.
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We have to make sure that the politicians who approve the war budget include the enormous cost of full support for the returning troops." - Beckola 9:08 AM

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Discussion

Monday

Dr. David Williamson, medical director of the inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Unit at the National Naval Medical Center, will be online Monday at noon ET to discuss brain injuries and treatment for the combat wounded. Submit your questions now.

Tuesday

Cheryl Lynch, mother of a TBI patient and founder and executive director of American Veterans with Brain Injuries, will be online Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Noon ET to discuss her Web-based peer support network for war veterans. Submit your questions now.