Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member


(3,557 posts)
5. Great article
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:12 PM
Feb 2013

Thanks for posting this.

I've started to want to talk about the war more and more to my family, the people I work with, and the people I know, but it seems that most people don't want to hear anything about it. It makes them uncomfortable and, in the end, it makes me feel awkward. I know at some point that I should move on with my life, but that is much easier said than done. It has been about 9 years since I was still in Iraq and much of it is still constantly on my mind and my thoughts even though I'm far removed from any previous associations I have with the military and the people I knew at the time.

There is so much I want to say, but nobody I know seems to wants to listen which in the end just makes me feel even more isolated.

To quote one of my idols and favorite authors (Kurt Vonnegut): "So it goes."

Thank you, unhappy camper... nenagh Feb 2013 #1
The true impact of war can not be measured... DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #2
k and r and thank you for this post niyad Feb 2013 #3
How must they feel when they read the war was a hoax? felix_numinous Feb 2013 #4
Great article Victor_c3 Feb 2013 #5
Don't mean nothin... n/t unhappycamper Feb 2013 #6
Latest Discussions»Issue Forums»Veterans»'I'm a monster': Veterans...»Reply #5