JBLM soldier trapped by system

Published at 4:52 p.m. on April 11, 2014 | Modified at 5:51 p.m. on April 13, 2014

Although Sgt. Chris Peden suffers from mood swings and insomnia due to post-traumatic stress disorder, the Tacoma resident has had to continue going to work in his infantry battalion for the past year and a half because of the military's complicated disability retirement system. "My brain literally just doesn't work the way it used to, " Peden said.

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