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Photo Courtesy of Michael Newcombe

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro, Chief of Staff, Miami VA (Source: CBS4)

Miami VA Chief Defiant, Vows To Stay On

The embattled chief of staff for the Miami VA said he has no intention of resigning, despite calls for him to step down following revelations that in 2009 he agreed never to practice medicine again in the state of New York and was sanctioned by the state of Florida for allegedly failing to provide the proper care to one of his patients who died a painful and gruesome death.

06/16/2014

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi looks down from his seat in a Marine combat vehicle during one of his combat tours in Afghanistan 2010-2012. Tahmooressi is now in a Tijuana prison on weapons charges. (Family photo courtesy Jill Tahmooressi/MCT)

Nationwide Rallies Planned To Encourage Release Of Jailed Marine

People around the country will rally at Mexican consulates Monday afternoon with the hope of bringing Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi back to the U.S. He is currently in a Mexican jail.

05/19/2014

Nicholas Cutter died in a VA center in South Florida.  Source: CBS4

A Mother’s Guilt And A Veteran’s Unexpected Death

Early one morning last year, Mary Zielinski received a call from the VA hospital in Miami telling her that her son was dead.

CBS4–04/28/2014

Brain Scan

CBS4 Investigates: Mental Mayhem

Across the nation, mental illness is page one. It’s mayhem all too personal for some South Florida families.

CBS Miami–11/20/2013

Sonny Krause, Local Veteran and MMA Fighter (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: MMA Fighting and Veterans

Mission United & Fight Time Promotions team up to help veterans relieve stress and reacclimate to civilian life in a different kind of hand-to-hand combat: MMA Fighting. We talk about how MMA fighting can even help vets cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

My TV 33–06/17/2013

Franklin Rosario (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Soldier Battling PTSD Ends His Life

A South Florida soldier battling post-traumatic stress disorder whose struggles were previously profiled by CBS4 News has taken his own life.

05/15/2013

troops

The Invisible Wounds of War

What is happening to our soldiers? More U.S. soldiers have killed themselves, than have died on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury are the suspected culprits.

CBS4–05/03/2012

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