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Blind Veterans



by Rep. Fred Upton & Rep. Sanford Bishop

As Veterans Day approaches, we can expect to see news reports featuring wounded warriors in rehabilitation, learning how to use their new prosthetic limbs. These scenes are heartrending and hopeful.

But not often shared are reports about veterans who don’t see — the 1 million veterans who have suffered visual impairment and the 130,000 who have returned home legally blind after serving their country in warfare that often has barbaric consequences.

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