War, in all of it's horror, is not pretty and descriptions of it are not always free of it's gruesomeness and rawness, the below is presented uncensored, please don't let your children read it, descretion is advised
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This proved to be a moment of complete and utter faith that would carry over into our catching up with the VII Corp and leading the charge of “Shock and Awe” that would spill blood and ignite fires across the sands. I looked above as our Multiple Long-Range Rocket systems hailed the night with eerily beautiful, red streaks, filling the sky from horizon to horizon. Underneath the belly of the deadly mosaic-red lines, our Apache helicopters were firing Hellfire missiles, snaking through the air seemingly without aim, yet at the last minute administering vaporizing showers of demise. Beneath the Apaches, our M1A’s were firing and hitting the enemy tanks, where columns of erupting fire would jet over 100 feet in the air. Later, I would see the turrets flipping end over end atop the jet of roiling plasma. Coming through the MLRS curtain of fire, where our artillery rounds were lobbing to find their targets, I was finally seeing what “fire for effect” truly means. As a firecracker repetition of bursting bombs was rending reality for some unlucky crew, I was in awe of our “shock and awe.”
The nature of Combat PTSD leaves us with great conflicts within that can overwhelm our cognitive machinations and not only confuse others, but many times ourselves. He hopes that by reading his story the general public will begin to understand the situation that our
Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans will face in the coming years.
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