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Marilynn Marchione Beat Reporting

The series sought to inform the public and portray in human terms a lesser-known toll of the Iraq war than the number of dead: the record number of troops who survived wounds and are coming home, needing help.

Major findings include:

_The government lacks the money, expertise, people and facilities to adequately treat Iraq veterans and the magnitude of their needs.

_The signature wound of the war, traumatic brain injury, has often gone undiagnosed.

_A lucky few soldiers get state-of-the-art care in specialized polytrauma centers. But many others do not, and families struggle to fill the gap.

_The legacy of war injuries has transformed individual lives and will impact society for generations to come.

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