©2009 Leslie Granda-Hill
Captain Luis Carlos Montalvàn served 17 years in the US Army and retired on September 11th, 2007. He and other wounded soldiers struggle to get the care they need for their physical injuries, acute Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) among other wounds sustained while serving in Iraq. Many of these problems, including TBI are "invisible" and therefore less likely to get the attention and care necessary. An alarmingly high rate of suicide among the returning veterans is downplayed and not being properly addressed.