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Many veterans— and their families— are surprised at how difficult it is to come home from war. Many, according to Dr. Charles Hoge, “expect that they’ll just need a little time for things to go back to ‘normal,’ but find that ‘normal’ is elusive and time is relative.” Indeed, many returning veterans feel a strange sense of alienation from their friends and family. And when they try to bridge this gap by sharing their stories, they are often met with interest and concern at first, followed by a kind of awe that eventually turns to bewilderment.
When he first got home from his second and final combat deployment, Brett Foley found that his friends and family did not— could not —understand exactly what he had been through. His stories were often met with an incredulous stare or a polite shaking of the head. His listeners would wait patiently to find humor in his words, wondering— hoping —that his memories had been concocted, that his war wasn’t really that bad.
Who can blame us, really? We, the uninitiated, have never been exposed to the misery, cruelty, and absurdity of war.
According to journalist and author Sebastian Junger, “War is so obscene that even the people who supported it don’t want to hear the details or acknowledge their role.” It’s this lack of acknowledgment that is not only unhealthy, but potentially dangerous. The most destructive challenge veterans face, Junger continues, “is the sense that their country doesn’t quite realize that it — and not just the soldiers — went to war.” Why Should Veterans Tell Their Stories?
No one knows the sacrilege of war better than those who fought it and now have to live with the memories of what they have seen, what they have done, and what they have become. According to Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini, authors of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War, “When veterans return to our communities after war, we owe it to them and to ourselves to do our best to support their recovery. To do so, however, we must be willing to engaged the same intense moral questions that veterans undertake about our own responsibility as a society for having sent them to war.” #havokjournal#storyteller
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All the way. Paratroopers belonging to the 82nd Airborne Division have been on deployment in Afghanistan, of course Warpath has to show them some love. Coming soon is the new, limited run, Kandahar shirt.
Army Sergeant Thomas Block
Block joined the Army when he was 23 and for a long while it was all he knew. On Oct. 5, 2013, he was on a combat mission with the Third Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment searching for insurgents who were planning attacks in Afghanistan
He and his team stumbled upon a man and a woman in a courtyard. Block said he ordered the two people to walk toward him. After the man reached him, the woman jumped up and detonated a bomb that had been attached to a vest she was wearing. He used the man as a shield, but the blast threw him 30 feet and into a ditch. Four Rangers died that night trying to reach Block when they walked onto a land mine and more than two dozen were injured
Block was severely injured.The injuries that he suffered included the loss of his right eye, limited vision in his left eye, multiple shrapnel and burn wounds, a collapsed left lung, and a broken foot. He had multiple surgeries to rebuild parts of his face; and he replaced his right eye with a Captain America shield. He was declared legally blind and his Army career was over
Three years after being badly injured in the suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan, Sergeant Block now has a new mission: rescuing children from child predators. The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative, also known as the HERO program, designed for ill and wounded special operations veterans, offered Block the opportunity to receive computer forensics training, learn law enforcement skills, and assist federal agents in the war against online child sexual exploitation
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