Iraq Vet Struggles With War Wounds

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    July 18, 2008: Dave McBee, a U.S. Marine combat veteran of the Iraq War waits in the "med line" at the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass. Many veterans staying at the homeless shelter line up twice or three times each day to receive prescription drugs. McBee fought during two tours of duty in the Iraq War beginning with the invasion in 2003.

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    July 18, 2008: Dave McBee stands with Marine veteran Edward Calli, center, while chatting with U.S. Navy veteran Jerome Griffin, right, as the three wait in the "med line" at the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass.

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    June 26, 2008: Dave McBee, a U.S. Marine combat veteran of the Iraq War, mops the hallway outside his quarters at the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass. McBee fought in Iraq during two tours of duty that included the battle of Fallujah. He struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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    June 15, 2008: Iraq War combat veterans Andrew Cotrel, center, and Dave McBee, right, watch television in their quarters at the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass. Cotrel served in Iraq in the U.S. Army in 2003, while McBee, a U.S. Marine, served two tours of duty during the war, also beginning in 2003.

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    July 17, 2008: McBee speaks on the phone while sitting on his bed in his quarters at the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass. McBee, a U.S. Marine, struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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    June 15, 2008: Iraq war combat veterans Dave McBee, left, and Andrew Cotrel, right, listen to music while sharing a headset in the quad at the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass. McBee served in the U.S. Marines during the battle of Fallujah, while Cotrel provided convoy security in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2003.

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    June 15, 2008: Iraq War veteran U.S. Marine Dave McBee, right, greets his fiancee Audra Cardoza in the parking lot of the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass., on Father's Day. McBee served two tours of duty beginning with the initial invasion of Iraq from Kuwait in 2003. McBee stayed at the homeless shelter in June, July, and August of 2008 while waiting for treatment for post traumatic stress disorder.

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    June 15, 2008: McBee blows a kiss to his two-year-old son Aiden McBee, left, as Aiden's mother Audra Cardoza, right, looks on in a restaurant, in Northampton, Mass., on Father's Day.

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    June 15, 2008: Iraq War combat veteran U.S. Marine Dave McBee holds his two-year-old son Aiden McBee while sitting in a restaurant, in Northampton, Mass., on Father's Day. McBee served two tours of combat duty in Iraq beginning in 2003.

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    June 15, 2008: Iraq War combat veteran U.S. Marine Dave McBee walks with his two-year-old son Aiden McBee as they pass through the entry gate to the "Soldier On" veterans homeless shelter, in Leeds, Mass., on Father's Day. McBee, who struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, stayed at the shelter from June through August of 2008.

    AP Photo/Steven Senne

 

 

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