The Fuller Center Veterans Build 2013 featured in The Times 1
Posted on 14, January 2013
The Fuller Center NWLA Veterans Build 2013 made headlines recently in The Times. Check out this story, Fuller Center for Housing Helps Veterans Adjust to Life After Combat by writer Melody Brumble:
Cliff Malone will watch his home rise on a lot in Shreveport’s Stoner Hill neighborhood this spring.
He’s one of four formerly homeless veterans who’ll benefit from the Fuller Center for Housing’s newest project. Rocker Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd fame, donated $300,000. Waters supports several efforts to help combat veterans adjust to civilian life.
Malone, 44, served in the Gulf and Iraq war and briefly in Afghanistan before his discharge. After the Gulf War, he tried to keep his post-traumatic stress disorder at bay with alcohol and drugs.
“I grew up in a small town, and when I was a kid, if we saw someone back from war, my mom would say, ‘Don’t mess with him. He’s shell-shocked’,” Malone recalled. “When I realized I was ‘shell-shocked’ I thought I would be treated as an outcast. I kept it to myself.”
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