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ID:

516

Date:

2006-07-13

Headline:

Pattern of misconduct: Fort Carson soldiers allege abuse and intimidation

Reporter's name:

Michael de Yoanna

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Colorado Springs Independent

City:

Colorado Springs, CO

Summary:

Despite screening returning soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Fort Carson's Army base has seen a three-fold spike in involuntary discharges for "personality disorder," which many affected soldiers say shows the inadequacy of military treatment and leadership. The Colorado Springs Independent used FOIA to obtain records showing that over 170 soldiers at the base have been discharged since the beginning of the Iraq war.

Notes:

The Colorado Springs Independent article was published in connection with a piece by CBS News, "Stressed-Out Soldiers" (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/12/eveningnews/main1798343.shtml, July 12, 2006).

Keywords:

veterans, military, Iraq, "personality disorder", post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, discharge, Fort Carson, mental health, Army

URL:

http://www.csindy.com/colorado/pattern-of-misconduct/Content?oid=1134699


Agencies:

DOD

States:

CO

Categories:

health care
military
veteran


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