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Thomas Coleman came back from Afghanistan in 2009, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He said if there had been a veterans court available, he might have had more access to mental health care.

Clay County studies court to address concerns of vets

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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- It took Thomas Coleman about six seconds to realize he was about to kill his wife.

The Army National Guard specialist was fresh off a plane from a yearlong combat tour in Afghanistan and visiting his wife and their 6-year-old son in January 2009.


But the reunion was more bitter than sweet.

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