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In rural areas, vets still go without mental health care

Martin Kuz | San Antonio Express-News

Sabastian Vasquez survived three combat tours to Iraq in as many years. Then he entered another fight, unseen and unrelenting, to subdue the predatory memories of war.

A decade after his honorable discharge from the Marines, Vasquez remains plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder and the residual effects of a traumatic brain injury. In dark moments, he feels as if his mind has turned against him, holding him captive from his true self.

Sabastian Vasquez survived three combat tours to Iraq in as many years. Then he entered another fight, unseen and unrelenting, to subdue the predatory memories of war.

A decade after his honorable discharge from the Marines, Vasquez remains plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder and the residual effects of a traumatic brain injury. In dark moments, he feels as if his mind has turned against him, holding him captive from his true self.

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