Former Marine Lance Cpl. James McKenna, 48, of Bethpage, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder that his doctors have linked to rocket attacks he experienced near the Kuwait border during the 1991 Gulf War. The effects -- including sleeplessness, depression, mood swings, alcoholism -- became so severe that in 2007 he moved out of the Wantagh home he shared with his wife, Christine, and four children. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Former Marine battles for help with PTSD

By Martin C. Evans, Newsday.com Former Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James “Jimmy” McKenna has struggled with anxiety that his Veterans Affairs doctors have linked to rocket attacks he endured during...

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on January 11, 2017

Trump taps David Shulkin for VA secretary

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