The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided prosthetic devices to America's combat wounded since World War II—and it still is.
The war on terrorism has gone on for nearly seven years, with 4,000 deaths and 27,000 wounded, of which 15,000 have returned to duty after 72 hours. The seriously wounded recuperating in military hospitals have received a great deal of press and public attention. They also paint a vivid picture of the cost of war on America's military men and women. Where needed, prosthetic devices will be provided to these people for the rest of their lives by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).