Life After The Army Kicks You Out

November 25, 2015
Frank Costabile, Fort Carson, Uniform (MDY)
Frank Costabile was stationed at Fort Carson, near Colorado Springs. He left the Army as a private first class.

a must-read follow-up today to his investigation into how the Army kicked out thousands of soldiers with brain injuries and mental illnesses. In fact, that investigation sparked U.S. senators to demand a probe into the Army.  

Today's topic: How life changes for soldiers after they leave the army. Frank Costabile, a former private first class, nearly killed himself with pills after Fort Carson discharged him with no disability benefits. He finally found help from the VA and other veterans' groups.

Also today, Colorado Matters' host Ryan Warner spoke with Maj. Gen. Mark Graham about how the Army treats its soldiers when they return from battle. 

"We need to help, not judge," he said. Listen to that conversation here. 

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