War although needed to stop Oppression and Dictatorship leaves wounds in the hearts of the families who longed for their Loved one to return but they didn’t and also for some Soldiers who did return but were wounded emotionally by what they experienced.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affecting battle-scarred Soldiers, in military combat is the most common cause in men, fifty-eight percent of combat Veterans may experience this, usually through nightmares and/or flashbacks. If these occur for more than three months it is considered chronic. I will leave a link for you which gives more information and help links if needed. I have also Posted a Video below about some of those Soldiers who experienced the impact of PTSD sharing how they felt when they came home.
When my oldest brother Frank came home from serving in Vietnam, he was hardened and also weakened, although he didn’t experience the full symptoms of PTSD he did use alcohol to dull the horror that he had witnessed and had been part of and it was many months before he responded positively to being back home. But I have known others who suffered many years unable to put behind them the trauma they encountered defending our Countries.
Below is a few thoughts from a Soldier about how he felt towards everyday life happenings after coming home from combat .
When A Soldier Comes Home
The only thing harder than being a Soldier…