In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another, by Dave Phillips

Support the Veterans

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

This is a tough article to read, but it is an article that should be read. Those who pound the drums for US military involvement rarely examine its consequences, one of which is what it does to the soldiers. Killing people, some of whom are innocents, seeing your friends wounded and killed, getting wounded yourself, complete confusion, the inability to pinpoint or even see one’s enemies, and the cumulative impact of the noise and percussive shock waves of artillery in battle messes with your head. Especially if you have just reached adulthood and you discover that the grand reasons you joined the military have nothing to do with what happens in the field. The argument still goes on to whether sending US troops to places like Afghanistan and Iraq has been a failure, but there is no argument that the way they are treated when they get back has been…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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