The stress of combat is real, I’ve lost friends in the Teams due to it.
I remember being in Iraq and looking at the tackle box (yes a tackle box) full of prescription medication a retired Army E-9 was in possession of. He laughed, and said the VA was trying to kill him. It was unbelievable to me that they would basically medicate this guy into darkness. It’s true, I experienced it years later myself. Chris Kyle’s killer was also medicated instead of being hospitalized (at the repeated request of his family). The VA needs new leadership but part two to that story will come soon.
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