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Veteran Aims To Paint Every Fallen Texas Soldier

Posted on · The number of fallen Texas soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is at 611 and counting. One veteran in Baytown has made it his life's mission to commit every single one to canvas. In our continuing veteran series "Helping our Heroes" we look at how one man's paintings help those who are left behind.

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Helping Our Heroes: PTSD Help In Houston

Posted on · Many veterans are reluctant or don’t know how to tackle their post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues. Those are the people that the Michael E. DeBakey hospital is looking for at their mental health fair this Friday. In our continuing series Helping Our Heroes focuses on PTSD and where some help can be found for our local veterans.

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Team Rubicon Gives Veterans A New Mission

Posted on · In the latest installment of our military series Helping our Heroes, we look at Team Rubicon, a group of mostly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans whose goal is to help those stuck in a disaster. Most recently, they came to League City to do some emergency response training.

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Helping Our Heroes: What It’s Like Waiting In The VA Benefits Line

Posted on · Veteran's disability claim issues are growing. In the past, it the issue might have been an injured knee or back but now veterans are dealing with many more medical issues, like traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. So if the nearly 1.7 million veterans living in Texas submitted an average of ten disability claims each, well, that’s a lot of claims and a long waiting list. As part of our ongoing military series "Helping Our Heroes," Edel Howlin asks, what's it like for a local veteran to be on that list?

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Part One: Local Marine Vet Didn’t Plan On Going To War

Posted on · Houston has the largest post 911 veteran population in the country. With so many returning vets, KUHF wanted to highlight their challenges in an ongoing series called "Helping our Heroes." We begin with Oskar Gonzalez-Yetzirah, an Iraq veteran. In part one of this three part conversation, Oskar discusses why he chose to be a Marine.

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Houston Fast Becoming A Hot Spot For Helping VAs

Posted on · Over 22,000 war veterans call Houston home, the second largest vet population in the United States. And the largest number of post 9/11 vets. So as local soldiers return in their droves from Iraq and Afghanistan, Houston veterans' programs are making sure their sometimes difficult re-entry into civilian life goes as smoothly as possible.