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  •  I never saw combat (4+ / 0-)

    but I saw some coming back from Vietnam in the mid 1960s.

    I have college classmates who still carry physical and psychic scars from 'Nam

    I have gotten to know some coming back with severe physical and sometimes even more severe psychic scars from our current conflicts, more often from Iraq than from Afghanistan

    I read the Kovic

    I wanted more people to see it

    that is why I posted this diary

    I hope it gets a decent amount of traffic so that people who might otherwise not see it will read the entire piece by Kovic.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:25:18 PM PDT

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    •  it is a good diary. (3+ / 0-)

      He is  the real Yankee Doodle Dandy and God love him.
      He wa very instrumental in VFP.   He opposed the Iraq invasion and his words on Common Dreams will draw you in.  He , like so many vets have seen the pits of hell and then it follows them home.  It is shared with families but not intentionally.  We all stand guard every once in a while, more often than not in the Pitts of Hell with trauma and nightscreams from war.   It is all too often the life with a vet.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:35:49 PM PDT

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