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But that emotional connection was broken when Tim came home to Colorado at the end of April 2011. He was physically disabled by hits from roadside explosive devices and mentally in shock from what he had seen and done.
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AmericanHomecomings.com is devoted to one of the most important issues of our time — the re-entry of members of the military to our cities and towns, our colleges and universities, our businesses, our homes.
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Meet Emily Yates » After two tours of duty in Iraq, she’s working toward a degree in Near Eastern Studies at University of California Berkeley campus. To fully understand her seemingly unquenchable thirst for life, you have to go back to her six years in the military, when she was trapped between her inclination to speak her mind and the Army’s insistence on circumspect obedience.
Meet Kevin Anton » An Iraq War veteran, Kevin Anton joined the Army to escape conflicts within his family. The irony is, he’s reentering civilian life near Denver at the urging of his family, reinventing himself as a father and pursuing a career in nursing.
Meet Nick Wright » After three tours in Iraq with the Marines, he now is home in Chico, Calif., living with the aftermath of a traumatic head injury he suffered when an improvised explosive device tore apart his vehicle. Like Anton and Carver, he is staking his future on his family — his wife and four children, his "beautiful babies."
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