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Monday, March 31, 2014

Washington Post - After the Wars: A Legacy of Pain and Pride


Although the Global War on Terror is not over, the draw down of military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan continues, and there are so many military members returning to the States with combat related physical and mental health problems.  Here is a Washington Post story entitled "After the Wars: A Legacy of Pain and Pride" by Rajiv Chandrasekaran: 

It has been so long since 9/11 that Veterans' combat issues are far from the forefront of the American consciousness - except for the families, friends, and supporters of those injured in combat.  Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers, and do what you can to lend your support.   

There are many organizations that are providing opportunities to give financial and service support to injured military members and their families.  Here are some: 

We are also seeing military justice actions arising from the impact of combat on the psyches of veterans, including self-medication with illegal drugs and domestic conflicts.  Here is a 2009 post of mine regarding the need for more Veterans Courts around the country.

So much is asked of military members and their families, please don't allow the critical importance of aftercare to fade with the passage of time.

Thank you.   

By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.

Blog postscript: Attorney Frank J. Spinner and I (attorney Richard V. Stevens) are former active duty military lawyers (JAG). Our perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon our experience as military defense lawyers and as civilian criminal defense lawyers practicing exclusively in the area of military law and military justice. This blog addresses issues in military law, military justice, military discipline, military defense, court-martial practice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other military and/or legal topics. Nothing posted in this blog should be substituted for legal advice in any particular case. If you seek legal advice for a particular case, please contact The Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens and The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation. These military defense law offices are located in Northern Florida (Pensacola, Ft Walton, Destin, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, Duke Field, Panama City, Tyndall AFB areas) and Colorado Springs, Colorado (FT Carson, Peterson AFB, Air Force Academy, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Buckley AFB areas), but our military defense law practices are worldwide – we travel to wherever our clients are stationed or serving and need us.

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