Casualty of war

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    A very poignant reminder of the stresses and costs of war on those who have served.

    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/casualty-of-war-20120917-2612i.html#ixzz27LrUo0mS


     
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    We cannot honor these men and women enough. They must always be remembered and prayed for even when you see no physical injury.
     
  3. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    TPG- I PM'd you.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and with all of those brothers in arms who are dealing with the aftermath of war. You- and all of them- are my heroes. 2Tim4:7 sums up your lives: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith". Hang in there and keep the faith!
    Bruno
     
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  4. AF6872

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    tpg,

    There are many of us who admire you for your courage, perseverance and intelligence.

    That being said, some people will do almost anything to get out of a 5k run.
     
  6. Sandbar

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    TPG, take a breath, you can get the help you need.
    You are surrounded by your love ones and all your brother and sister Vets.
    One day at a time,one step at a time.
     
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    Once again you are showing your courage by talking about what so many find difficult to share.. You are in our prayers as well
     
  8. goaliedad

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    Welcome back TPG!

    I am glad to hear that you recognized and have gotten help for a condition that affects far too many of our vets. You set a good example for our other returning vets as a tough Marine who isn't too hard-headed to fix the things that need fixing.

    And now get back to posting. There are plenty of young folks here who benefit from your wisdom and experience.
     
  9. NorwichDad

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    Best wishes to you TPG. You have a lot of supporters here. You are not alone.

    God Bless
     
  10. Melitzank

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    Sir, anyone who gets help for that is not weak, and while I can understand while you feel that way, know that you have an army (or Corps, in your case :smile:) supporting you.
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    If your question was said in good humor, I'd say you are still pretty strong mentally! Good luck in your continued healing, and please keep posting. Your advice and commentary adds immense value to this forum.
     
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    DD has said that Mental Health is one of the greatest concerns for returning Marines at PI after many deployments. "which stressful event after thirty years". Point to one.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this article. I forwarded it to my husband. He is an Active Duty psychologist. It is encouraging to see such personal sharing of this problem, especially from someone so high ranking. Hopefully it will encourage more people to pursue the help they need.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It's a long road TPG, and no one thinks anyone weak for figuring out they need help. Quite the opposite, it shows strength.

    Everyone here supports you, so keep getting the help you need! We're here for you buddy! :thumb:
     
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    I thought you said it well...and "knowing you" as we do from here...I would say your message was received.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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    Thanks for sharing your story. I think by having Marines like you share you story it encourages others to reach out for help. Best of luck!
     
  17. AF6872

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    Sympathy was never considered. Gratitude, thanks and prayers were.
     
  18. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    My friend TPG- you have plenty of company in fighting this wound. What you are going thru has been a burden that Warriors have endured for thousands of years. Consider this description from the Bible- does it sound familiar?
    An acquaintance from VMI described it this way a couple of years ago in a speech at Harvard :

    http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/09/03/the_enduring_solitude_of_combat_vets


    Hang in there my friend, keep the faith, and Thank you.
     
  19. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    tpg, much respect for your bravery. i wish you good health. thank you for your service.
     
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