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H.E.R.O.E.S. Care October 2013 Newsletter

Until the day she wrestled a gun from the mouth of her drunken husband, the 37-year-old wife of a Tennessee Army National Guard sergeant thought she was holding it together.

But then the flashbacks started. She began hearing the slide of the weapon repeatedly click into place as she fell asleep and woke from nightmares in which her husband broke windows and punched holes in walls.

Two states away in Texas, at roughly the same time, Renee Ayres, wife of retired Marine Capt. Chris Ayres, also often woke in a cold sweat, dreaming of her husbandís blood-soaked bandages or smelling the rank odor of infection. After Chris recovered physically from wounds sustained in Iraq, she dealt with his daily tirades.

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