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Soldiers' Tales: Reentry, Recovery, Redemption

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Now retired corporal Sean Loucks was among these troops receiving the General Star Campaign medal -- awarded to Canadian and allied forces who serve in an operation against an armed enemy. Photo provided by Sean Loucks.

In this three-part series, Britney Dennison profiles three veterans of Afghanistan, the longest-running combat mission in Canadian history. Each is at a different stage on his journey back from war. Sean Loucks is learning to forgive himself. Tim Garthside is trying to help others. And Bryon Crowhurst is still figuring out what his losses are. By unflinchingly sharing their experiences, the three Canadian men help expose invisible wounds many of Canada's returning fighters carry, and show paths towards healing.

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In This Series

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Sean Loucks

A Soldier's Tale: 'Everything Changed, Including Me'

After Afghanistan, Sean Loucks still faced a battle within to fight. First in a series on veterans coping with war's invisible wounds.

By Britney Dennison, 8 Nov 2014


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A Soldier's Tale: 'Nobody Understood What I'd Done'

Among the invisible wounds vets carry is guilt born of deadly chaos. Second in a series.

By Britney Dennison, 10 Nov 2014


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A Soldier's Tale: 'It's Always There'

Veterans of war bring home memories too fierce, and precious, to lose. Last in a series.

By Britney Dennison, 11 Nov 2014


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By Christopher Cheung