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From The Saratogian:
April 29, 2007 -- Sgt. Ken Comstock, a 1999 graduate of Ballston Spa High School who went to Iraq with the National Guard, suffered more than 500 skull fractures in August 2004 when a roadside bomb exploded as he was returning from patrol in a Humvee.
Sgt. Comstock thankfully survived, but required extensive treatment abroad, and in the U.S. an estimated 1,600 veterans have required treatment through the nation's Veterans Affairs services for traumatic brain injuries and other severe wounds received while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There is no easy, quick or cheap solution. But two U.S. senators, New York's Hillary Clinton and Indiana's Evan Bayh, have proposed what even they concede would be only a temporary solution to the problem. Their legislation would let soldiers with traumatic brain injury extend their active duty status for a year after suffering the injury....
Keeping them on active duty status would not send the soldiers back into combat, but it would enable them to continue receiving the best medical care for their injuries that the military can provide -- "from the Defense Department and from specialized private care centers, which would be better than care from the Department of Veterans Affairs."

As we all know, TBI is not something one recovers from overnight, so let's support this bill as a good first step.

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