Between his morning jogs and evening strolls, Rodney Knott has all 32-square blocks of the Manheim Park neighborhood mapped out in his head.
Thom Richart finger-paints pet portraits. He is a painter and carver of intricate wood pieces, a furniture maker and an inventor. (Got wood rot? He can fix that, too.) Somehow this is all connected.
Young, a graduate of Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, North, is one of more than 28,000 military men and women who have returned home less than whole -- wounded physically, mentally or both. And like some of his former brothers and sisters in arms, Young had spoken out against a war that he did not believe in even before his unit deployed in March 2004.
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