Sergeant First Class Emil Wojcik wasn't the same after a rollover car crash at Fort Carson in March 2013 broke one of his cervical vertebrae. That, combined with the various times he'd been knocked unconscious during rough parachute landings, seemed to knock something permanently askew in his mind. ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Competitive skiing kept Army veteran Joel Hunt from going downhill," I profile Hunt, an Iraq war vet who's one of the country's most promising skiers with disabilities; he's in the running for the Paralympic Games in Russia next year. But when I first met Hunt while work ... More >>
The signature battle wounds for Iraq and Afghanistan vets are post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) -- ailments that are difficult to diagnose and easy for officials to ignore. While vet advocates like Andrew Pogany and innovative treatment programs like El ... More >>
A Flickr photoHere's possibly the best evidence yet that something very, very wrong is occurring at Fort Carson, the giant Army base in Colorado Springs: A joint NPR and ProPublica investigation into how the military handles brain injuries has found that as many as 40 percent of Fort Carson ... More >>
Nic Gray is joining forces with soldiers advocate Andrew Pogany to ride for recovery.Both Andrew Pogany and Nic Gray went to Iraq to serve their country -- and both found themselves in a heap of trouble when they returned. Pogany suffered a mental breakdown; Gray was arrested for acts he com ... More >>
Letters from the week of 4/3/2008
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.