The Real Costs of War: #AfghanistanTuesday Edition

One Wounded Afghanistan Veteran’s Quest for Eecognition: You’re angry. They get scared of you when you tell them what you’ve been through. You’re not a jerk. It’s just, you signed over your body to the government, spent a year getting shot at in Afghanistan, 7,000 miles away. It’s not you, but what the war did to you: The post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the traumatic brain injury (TBI) that went undiagnosed for two years while you suffered mild seizures and couldn’t sleep. Still, you’re always scanning the room, always at the ready for the enemy to enter.

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