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Bandages and sutures cannot heal the sleepless nights, broken families and shattered
lives caused by the invisible wounds of war. Military chiefs are determined to help
troops combat what has become known as post-traumatic stress disorder.


Determined Army Sergeant Says, 'I Will Not Let Him Win'

"Burning flesh and diesel fuel," Army Sgt. Robert Bartlett said, recalling the roadside bombing he survived in Baghdad. "I can still smell it."

Three years later, the memories of this life-altering moment on an Iraqi highway remain

fresh in Bartlett's mind. But after undergoing more than 40 surgeries and persevering through an arduous regimen of therapy, the sergeant has learned to shed the post-traumatic stress that once enveloped his life. Story



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