Tuesday, April 8, 2008
A report by Veterans for America concludes that National Guardsmen are bearing a disproportionate burden in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report finds many of them encounter heavy combat, and that almost half of Guardsmen return with mental health problems. The organization also finds that Guardsmen face a greater chance of developing mental health problems with each additional deployment. More Guardsmen from Pennsylvania are expected to be deployed in February of 2009.