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As part of the Coming Home PA series, Essential Pittsburgh hosted a public forum focusing on the issues veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq face when returning home.

  • Linda Klootwyk is a Program Manager of Patient Accounts at Veterans' Affairs Health Administration Service.
  • Sean Parnell is a former U.S. Army Ranger and the best-selling author of Outlaw Platoon.
  • John Bittner was a paratrooper in Viet Nam, and now a Veterans' Employment Representative for PA CareerLink.