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“Average Americans don’t have a clue what military families go through”
—Kenneth Fisher, CEO, Fisher House Foundation

Resources for Veterans

Texas Veterans Commission

The Texas Veterans Commission, created in 1927 to assist veterans of the Indian wars, Spanish-American War and World War I, is the state appointed advocate for Texas veterans as they secure their earned benefits.

The agency provides claims representation and counseling to veterans, dependents and survivors, employment services matching job seekers with employers, oversight of education and training benefits, and grants to charitable organizations, local agencies and service groups providing direct services to Texas veterans and their families.

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Recovering from PTSD

Are you or is a loved one struggling with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder stemming from deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan? You might find help through the STRONG STAR PTSD Research Consortium and its sister organization, the newly funded Consortium to Alleviate PTSD.

Led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, STRONG STAR and CAP, large clinical trials with military and VA institutions in San Antonio, Waco, and at Fort Hood take the leading treatments for PTSD and tailor them to meet the unique needs of war veterans.

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Reading List

Practical titles

  • Go  Barron's ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery by Terry L. Duran
  • Go  Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors 2013
  • Go  Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families, 2012-2014: a Listing of Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants-in-Aid, and Other Sources of Free Money Available Primarily or Exclusively to Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Family Members, Gail A. Schlachter and R. D. Weber
  • Go  What Every Veteran Should Know: Veterans Benefits 2014, Veterans Information Service

Best sellers, memoirs, personal stories, more

  • Go  Medal of Honor: A Vietnam Warrior's Story by Roy P. Benavidez and John R. Craig
  • Go  The Last Stand of Fox Company: a True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat by Bob Drury and Thomas Clavin
  • Go  Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty by Peter Collier and Nick Del Calzo
  • Go  Hispanic Military Heroes by Virgil Fernandez
  • Go  The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
  • Go  Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
  • Go  The Forgotten 500: the Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II by Gregory A. Freeman
  • Go  Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Go  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Go  Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq by Kirsten A. Holmstedt
  • Go  A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II by Adam Makos and Larry Alexander
  • Go  Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy Seals by Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter
  • Go  One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine by Nathaniel C. Fick
  • Go  The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education by Craig Mullaney
  • Go  War by Sebastian Junger
  • Go  The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
  • Go  The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
  • Go  We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang, the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway
  • Go  No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL: the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer
  • Go  Brothers Forever: the Enduring Bond between a Marine and a Navy Seal That Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice by Tom Sileo
  • Go  No Greater Love: the Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers by Freddie Valenzuela and Jason Lemons
  • Go  Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan by Doug Stanton
  • Go  Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood by Donovan Campbell
  • Go  Uncommon Valor: the Medal of Honor and the Six Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq by Dwight J. Zimmerman and John Gresham
  • Go  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • Go  The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield
  • Go  Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm
  • Go  Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
  • Go  Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam by Gregg Jones