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Former Bemidji soldier recalls lack of post-deployment help

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ST. PAUL - Greg Roberts admitted he had "some serious issues" when he came home from the Iraq War but told legislators Monday that the National Guard did little to help him to be part of civilian society again.

"We basically got put on the bus, we went home and did a ceremony, and that was it," the Bemidji man told House and Senate veterans' committees.

Speaking via Skype, Roberts said the Guard should have called and said: " 'Hey, man, are you doing OK?' But they didn't."

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