June 04, 2019

Small charities make a big difference for veterans

Featuring Emma Moore

Source: Stars and Stripes

Journalist Rose L. Thayer

Fresh from the Marine Corps and readjusting to civilian life as a college student in North Texas, Jason McClure was washing his hands when he heard something fall into the sink. It was piece of his front tooth.

That day in 2010 was the beginning of a downward spiral of dental problems that began during his final year in the military. The pain and anxiety it created only exacerbated the post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury he suffers from a deployment in Afghanistan.

McClure went to a private dentist, who was convinced his problems stemmed from drug use and said all they could do was pull McClure’s teeth and fit him for dentures.

Read the full article and more in Stars and Stripes.

Authors

  • Emma Moore

    Research Associate, Military, Veterans, and Security Program

    Emma Moore is a Research Associate for the Military, Veterans, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Moore served as E...