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The battle-scarred caretakers

Relatives of disabled veterans say US support insufficient

Ted Bittle, a disabled Iraq war veteran, inside his East Boston home with his 5-year-old son, Ari. Ted Bittle, a disabled Iraq war veteran, inside his East Boston home with his 5-year-old son, Ari. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Anna Badkhen
Globe Staff / March 24, 2008

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Since a Baghdad suicide bombing in 2003 shattered the right side of Ted Bittle's face, injuring his brain and lodging shards of shrapnel in the right side of his body, the life of his wife, flight attendant Denise Bittle, has revolved around his frequent hospitalizations, incessant pain, moodiness, forgetfulness, and bouts of anger. (Full article: 1099 words)

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