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R.I. Guard veteran hopes writing book will ease his pain, perhaps that of other soldiers

The war that John DiRaimo, 53, physically left behind continues. A Rhode Island Army National Guard veteran who served a 13-month tour in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, when ground battles raged, DiRaimo cannot keep the conflict out of his head.

The news these days, as President Obama continues military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which seeks to control areas of those two nations, does not help.