Hingham: B.A.T.T.L.E.M.I.N.D. training for first responders gives window into the minds of transitioning vets

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In his State of the Union speech yesterday, President Obama announced that by this time next year, 34,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will have returned home, reducing the number of U.S. forces in the country by more than half. Many of those returning will suffer from PTSD and other injuries. Yesterday in Hingham, the group that is the often the first to encounter veterans struggling with the transition to civilian life, first responders, got some training on how to help those coming home.

Katherine Perry reports:

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