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Of the 862 service members who have had a limb amputated since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 57 delayed the procedure for months, including 35 who waited a year or more. -source


Job Fairs Help Wounded Veterans Find Work

Job Fairs Help Wounded Veterans Find Work

by Terry Gildea

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Morning Edition, March 11, 2009 ยท It's hard to find work in a down economy, but imagine being more than 30 percent disabled from an injury suffered in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Defense Department is trying to help. It's calling on federal employers and those in the private sector to find jobs for the veterans who have been wounded during military service. Terry Gildea reports for Texas Public Radio.

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