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Thursday, December 16, 2004
For soldiers, the downside of going to war is not just death. Many come home with life-altering mental problems, and are haunted by their memories that disable their ability to lead a normal life. It's another of the tragedies of war. This article from the Times includes stories of a Marine who shoots himself in the arm in the bathroom to avoid the battle, a 23-yr old from Belchertown, Mass (right next to Amherst) who hangs himself because he's troubled by the thought that he might have killed unarmed Iraqis.
I'm not a pacifist, but these are heart-breaking stories.