This is a story that has been in and out of the media over the past few years, with at least one interview that I've seen with the parents on the news. Those who served in the first few years of the war had the worst of it - a nation, a military, a V.A. system that wasn't prepared for the fallout of war. It took years before PTSD was taken seriously and Soldiers starting receiving any real help, yet even today the answer from any medical facility is to throw meds at it. Unfortunately that answer all too often ends up in tragedy from either an accidental or an intentional overdose. Those who do not die from it many times end up permanently damaged organs. SPC Lance Pilgrim: A Soldier's Battle Lost After Returning Home
A medically retired, Iraqi Freedom veteran, Army Chaplain.