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Coming Home New Veterans
In this June 23, 2010 photo, Master Sgt. Todd Nelson sits for Dr. Joe Villalobos as he makes adjustments to a prosthetics ear at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. Nelson was injured in 2007 by an explosion while serving in Afghanistan. America has a new generation of veterans. More than 1.6 million troops are back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Body armor and better field care have allowed troops to survive wounds that proved fatal in previous wars; but many survivors have serious injuries. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)