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Audio Slideshow: The invisible wounds of war

Filed by KOSU News in Public Insight Network.
July 6, 2013

Richard Gilbert, 28, served as a Marine Corps scout sniper during the invasion of Iraq. During a firefight there, he was badly injured: He punctured his stomach, busted his knee, sprained his neck, and slipped two discs in his spine. He spent months in the Wounded Warriors Bbattalion at Camp Pendleton, recovering from those wounds.

But the injuries that trouble him most today are invisible. While at Camp Pendleton Gilbert was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury. Years later, he’s still learning to live with those conditions.

Photos by M. Scott Brauer for the Public Insight Network | Production by Samara Freemark

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