Mon, Oct 18, 2010 -- 5:30 PM

Home Front Proves Deadliest for Many Military Vets

Home Front Proves Deadliest for Many Military Vets
An investigation by The Bay Citizen news site says that from 2005 through 2008, more than 1,000 young military veterans died in California from causes such as drug overdoses, vehicle crashes, and suicide. That total is three times the number of California personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan during the same period. The Bay Citizen report also finds that the federal Department of Veterans Affairs is failing former service members who are badly in need of psychiatric care and other treatment. Host Kelly Wilkinson discusses the story with The Bay Citizen's Aaron Glantz, who reported it. Read the story: After Service, Veteran Deaths Surge

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