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November 1st, 2009
03:35 PM ET

Healing After Battle

Tammy Duckworth was flying high as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq - until her aircraft took at direct hit from a rocket-propelled grenade. She survived, but lost both of her legs. Today she is an assistant secretary at Veterans Affairs, where she works to aid other wounded vets. She spoke to CNN's Don Lemon about her experience, and what the VA is now doing to help heal the wounds of battle - both physical and mental. A special Web site aims to reach vets even if they live far away from a VA facility.


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  1. Jordon Ruwe

    Dear Don Lemmon
    I love Your program
    I'm an old white man who is tired of the blatant racism shown by my
    race.President Obama is a great leader & person. I enjoyed your program that showed the opinions of other Black people. People like
    Jesse Helms , Bush, Russ Limbaugh, Cheney,Are a disgrace to
    my race & many others who think they are above other people of
    color or etnic cultures. To me Mr. Lemon you are one the best News Anchors in the business. Thank You for letting me write my opinion.
    Jordon

    November 1, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  2. Gloria

    I'm trying to understand Steve Perry in Mr. Lemon's piece on Black Men since the elections of Obama. With the Tea party folks and the threats being made against Obama and his family, how does he expect him to sent his daughters to public school? As parent I would be worried all day whether some "fool" would try to kipnap them or hurt them. Secret Service staff are human.They do their best. BUt we all know that is not always enough ergo: The two Kennedy,. Reagan, Ford. And, now Steve wants Obama to put his daughters at risk to satisfy his desires to improve education for all Black children? Admirable, but not very intelligent on his part. would he put his children , if President with all the threats being made and name calling at risk? I think not. It's easy to say when you're not wearing the shoes.

    November 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  3. George

    I hate to say it but, I don't see these changes and all this help that is so provided to service memebers. I was injured during active duty, I no longer have the feeling sensation on a good deal of my right leg all the way down to my toes nor will I ever be able to live a normal life and yet when I applied for benefits with the VA, I was denied. All the VA had to say about it is that the injury was "unrelated" to my service? right... I'll be happy to show anyone my denial letter from the VA.

    November 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm |