“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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