Veterans at Revolutionary battlefield dig in NY find camaraderie
STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) - Veterans are helping with an archaeological dig at the Saratoga National Historical Park that is uncovering evidence from the tide-turning Second Battle of Saratoga.
But the vets are getting something out of it, too. Some of them are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and physical injuries. And the three weeks of meticulous fieldwork give them a familiar sense of camaraderie and mission.
Fifteen veterans are taking part in the dig through American Veterans Archaeological Recovery, an organization that helps service members transition into the civilian world.
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