FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, Stephanie Childers, right, follows behind as her husband, Marine Lance Cpl. Caleb Childers, makes his way back to his room at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Childers, 20, was injured when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan while on patrol June 30, 2011. A record number of new veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking compensation for service-related disabilities. So far, 45 percent have filed claims, more than double the 21 percent that did after some other recent wars. (AP Photo/Richmond Times Dispatch, Eva Russo, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, Stephanie Childers, right, follows behind as her husband, Marine Lance Cpl. Caleb Childers, makes his way back to his room at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Childers, 20, was injured when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan while on patrol June 30, 2011. A record number of new veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking compensation for service-related disabilities. So far, 45 percent have filed claims, more than double the 21 percent that did after some other recent wars. (AP Photo/Richmond Times Dispatch, Eva Russo, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, Stephanie Childers, right, follows behind as her husband, Marine Lance Cpl. Caleb Childers, makes his way back to his room at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Childers, 20, was injured when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan while on patrol June 30, 2011. A record number of new veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking compensation for service-related disabilities. So far, 45 percent have filed claims, more than double the 21 percent that did after some other recent wars. (AP Photo/Richmond Times Dispatch, Eva Russo, File)
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