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Healing the ‘Invisible Wound’
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

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Posted By:konocti95, 3/29/2014 8:36:05 PM

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dar Place was two feet away when his friend and fellow soldier took his own life during the Gulf War. Two decades later, like so many other veterans, Place is still haunted by the plague of suicide in the military. “I personally saw my driver after Desert Storm in his tank put a gun underneath his mouth and pull the trigger, while I was no further away from him than I am from you right now,”

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I think many L-dotters and their grown children know lots of active duty and vets. We need to educate ourselves on what the signs are and be mentally ready to take action to help. I had a friend in the Air Force go through a devastating with medical and personal problems. He dropped a few hints and drove off to do the deed but we found him in time.A few years later he wrote me a note to say thanks. It´s one of my great treasures.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nhchemist, 3/29/2014 9:14:05 PM     (No. 9790104)

Today I was talking to a Marine who had come back home after being injured. He had isolated himself from society for years, and was now working with a Veterans group to provide social support to other veterans. We agreed that isolation was a killer and that too many returning veterans closet themselves and stew in their own depression. While you can´t lead a horse to water and expect him to drink, including returning vets in social events can show the that they are valued members of the community.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tipover, 3/29/2014 11:28:04 PM     (No. 9790189)

The VFW and other social Veterans organizations were crucial to returning WWII and Korean vets. They provided that human association with those who have been there that the returning vets need. I hope that they are being supported before the WWII/Korea/VN vets die off and the organizations fold up.

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