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PTSD Among Poor Soldiers: Herold's Story

Herold Noel became homeless after returning from service in Iraq. He's since found an apartment and help in getting his life back together.
Joseph Shapiro, NPR
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Herold Noel became homeless after returning from service in Iraq. He's since found an apartment and help in getting his life back together.

For many young men and women, joining the military is a path out of poverty. But those who return to impoverished neighborhoods with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, a common psychiatric injury of war, can find it especially hard to recover. We profile Herold Noel, a veteran of the Iraq war who, upon his return, ended up homeless before getting help.

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Joseph Shapiro is a NPR News Investigations correspondent.