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Brody Welsh wears a bracelet inscribed with the names of three friends killed in Afghanistan. Herald photo by John Stennes.

For one Afghanistan vet, honoring comrades isn't enough

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"It's been tougher than anything I've went through over there," said Brody Welsh, his voice turning husky as tears welled up in his eyes.

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"From the time I wake up until the time I go to bed, I have to deal with issues, from my back being screwed up, to sleeplessness, to these headaches," the Grand Forks resident said.

Welsh served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division before he was medically discharged a year ago.

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