Illinois Warrior to Warrior Assists Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans

Franzese and Perez discuss Illinois Warrior to Warrior Project to a DePaul University Graduate class on September 23, 2013 (Photo credit/ Mike Reilley)

Franzese and Perez discuss Illinois Warrior to Warrior Project to a DePaul University Graduate class on September 23, 2013
(Photo credit/ Mike Reilley)

By Jaclyn Driscoll

Delays in services for returning soldiers of Afghanistan and Iraqi wars cause stress for veterans, while evolving grassroots organizations such as Illinois Warrior to Warrior help bridge that gap.

Joe Franzese, Warrior to Warrior program coordinator and Iraq war veteran, said some veterans wait up to 500 days to get their benefits and services from a system he described as a “bureaucratic mess.” Continue reading

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