I lived in a prefab house in the 50s-60s. The man just above us was suffering "shellshock" from WW2. He would trash his house on a regular basis. This was a man after service, was left to his own devices. More needs to be done for our armed forces. These people have put YOU first regardless of their own safety.
On this day of remembrance, I salute them as an ex soldier.
for a long time regarding the PTSD issue....
We had millions die in battles during WW1, WW2, and the Korean Wars and never seemed to encounter anything, even to this day with those vets being as old as they are, like this syndrom. They all seemed to come back, for the most part, even with disabling wounds, ready to get on with their lives and did that. Yes, there were some who became drunks or abusive, but those seemed to be far and few between, and suicides were virtually unheard of.
But, since the VietNam war, it seems that our men and women in uniform are overwhelmingly coming back mental cripples, and I have to wonder.
How much of this has to do with politically correct bureaucrats and politicians and even more so private citizens going out of their way to make these brave individuals feel guilty over what they are asked to do for this country that they themselves wouldn't do in any way, shape, or form?
Guilt is a powerful weapon and I believe it has been used unmercifully against our military and I haven't got a clue about how to convince those who do it to just stop and be grateful instead. Yes...they have been given lip service regarding gratitude, but that's all it is and is done for political or 'social' reasons. The sincerity seems to be non-existent, in my opinion.