Center helps soldiers adjust

CINCINNATI – A support center created by the parents of a soldier who was captured and killed in Iraq is taking on a new focus, even as the war on terror shifts its focus to Afghanistan. The Cincinnati-area Yellow Ribbon Support Center is helping returning soldiers readjust to civilian life. For years, it sent thousands of boxes of snacks, toiletries and games to troops on active duty. Now it’s also helping veterans find assistance dealing with post traumatic stress disorder, family relationships, jobs and other issues. The group was founded by the parents of Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, whose remains were found northwest of Baghdad last year, nearly four years after his capture. The center doesn’t operate its own programs, but many soldiers and their families gravitate there for referrals.