A U.S. helicopter arrives to the scene after a NATO helicopter crashed in a field killing two American service members, near Gerakhel, eastern Afghanistan, on April 9. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
is worth the attention of everyone. The San Francisco Chronicle
invited five veterans who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan to go "out on a limb to describe their experiences becoming civilians again."
Here's a sample:
In three deployments, I went through a lot. It's cumulative; you keep putting it away. No matter how much you section off these parts of your life, they leak. You can't go through a muddy field without getting your boots a little dirty. -- Bob Davis