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U.S. Campaign Highlights Stress of Fireworks on Combat Veterans

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Every Independence Day for the past eight years, Shawn Gourley and her family have left their Indiana home for remote campgrounds to escape the fireworks that trigger her veteran husband's wartime memories. Gourley's husband Justin, who served in the U.S. Navy from 2000 to 2004, is one of about 500,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, which can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks. The group, Military with PTSD, on Wednesday was finishing up mailing out nearly 4,000 signs reading "Combat veteran lives here, please be courteous with fireworks," to veterans who requested them, Gourley said. The Military PTSD page also carries thousands of messages of support, many from people with family members suffering from PTSD. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/tewEEcW2ISM/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com