Collateral Damage: Veterans Courts ease the way – Fayetteville Observer

His third drunken driving charge be damned, Vietnam veteran Bob

Andries stood before a judge and demanded respect.

Andries had spent two years in Vietnam as a machine gunner aboard a helicopter. The recipient of a Purple Heart, he returned stateside in 1970 as an angry, broken man who drank heavily to numb the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.

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