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MD Community Serves Military Families

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TYASKIN, Md. - Frank Hatcher and his family of four chow down on some seafood, a vacation from reality.

Frank spent almost 30 years in the Army, serving two tours in Iraq before coming home with a devastating diagnosis.

"I was undiagnosed with PTSD and I then discovered I had cancer," said Frank Hatcher.

Frank's wife Cozyette Hatcher explains that "you feel pretty alone when you first realize that your soldier comes back and had a couple of disabilities."

Frank says he found solace through the Wounded Warriors Project, which helps injured service members.

"It's sharing that brotherhood, that comradery, that sisterhood, that person on the left and the right and it's difficult to find when you separate from the military and you're out in the civilian world and you may have some vet friends you may not," said Andrew Kraus of Wounded Warrior Project.

On Saturday, WWP teamed up with Operation We Care to give back to more than 40 families, serving the servicemen and women southern meals.

"We just wanted to take it to difficult level and figure out another way to show our support for our service and sacrifice," said Jeff Merritt of Operation We Care.

A support that the Hatcher family won't forget.

"We have our own struggles, but we see other families have them too," said Frank Hatcher.

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