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Keith Godwin lost his right hand during his
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Keith Godwin lost his right hand during his service with the marines in Okinawa, Japan, between 1986 and 1990. Upon returning home, he received care at the Northport VA Medical Center. He now works as an addiction therapist for returning veterans. "I was a veteran that needed help, and they gave me that help," Godwin said. "I look forward to coming to work every day now." (Aug. 24, 2013)(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

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LI veterans discuss time in service

The Suffolk Police Veterans Association held its annual Southern-style Barbecue on Saturday. Veterans representing all five branches of the military and every conflict dating back to WWII attended. Some of those present discussed their decisions to join the service and staying connected with veterans today.