Topics » Arts & Culture   May 18, 2010

Wounded Warriors

Physical and Mental Pain

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Physical and Mental Pain

Staff Sgt. Robert Kinnon paints a brick wall for his assignment. Some soldiers come to the course with physical ailments, such as headaches, backaches and other trauma, but all the soldiers in the Wounded Warriors art program grapple with mental and emotional effects of war like PTSD, anger, or depression.