To close out Memorial Day, I stumbled on a pbs.org film GOING TO WAR with war experiences of Sebastian Junger “War” boot camp, combat, killing, Iraq, Vietnam…how the war experience changed these men and women…in their own words. Coming home — the battle buddies stick together, someone always has your back, reliving the trauma, the killing, the nights of explosions, noise, smells of death…and thank you for your service seems totally inadequate. Tell your stories. Tell your stories, and then that will help the healing of all of us, civilian and military, to be whole again.
VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT WWW.LOC.GOV/VETS