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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Veterans suffering from PTSD often end up in jail, but should they?

“To not offer them a hand when they come back and run into a stumble is to shirk your responsibility,” criminal defense lawyer and veteran Patrick McCann said.

12:50 AM CDT
Thursday, September 24, 2009
By Dave Fehling / 11 News

HOUSTON—Returning to Texas from the war in Iraq, some soldiers seem to bring the violence home with them.

One ex-Marine from Houston allegedly kidnapped his son, who then died when the former soldier crashed his car.

Another Marine was charged after a bar fight in College Station left a young man dead.

In Killeen, a Fort Hood soldier was convicted of killing his wife.

Those are some of the most extreme examples of what has happened to some Texas vets. There are many other examples -- many not nearly so tragic -- but their numbers might surprise you.

The Harris County Jail is full of such examples.

On any given day, the county says some 700 inmates are veterans.

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"Grandpa Pat & Kain"

"Grandpa Pat & Kain"
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Pat Lamoureux - Iraq 2003

Pat Lamoureux - Iraq 2003
"Pat is an extraordinary, thoughtful, kind and generous man...not to mention a wonderful friend, in which one could always count upon to be there when in need." (words of a long time friend)

Pat's Family

Pat's Family
Mica & Heather, grandson Kain