The Soldiers Who Are Making It Home

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On Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have died serving their country, but what about those who've survived? The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have the lowest casualty rates of all American conflicts. More than 95% of the wounded are coming home. Many have survived injuries that were deadly in previous wars, but they've been left with life-long conditions requiring high-tech medical care. Can the Veterans' Administration cope with unexpected numbers and very high costs? What about loved ones who've become caregivers full time?

Credits

Guests:
Melissa Johnson - Army Reservist's wife, Dean Norman - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - @LosAngelesVA, Derek Bennett - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - @dhb00, Terry Schell - RAND Corporation - @RANDCorporation

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Sonya Geis