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  •  We came home with scars (4+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, mikidee, angelajean, DaNang65

    Some physical, some mental.

    There are resources, such as DaNang65 talks about, maybe something like that would help. At least it's a chance to talk to somebody who was there and knows what went on. Good luck, and keep on getting on with the coming home process. Sometimes it takes a long while to really get home again. You are not alone, there are hundreds of thousands of us who were there and came home in pieces.

    Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos". (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

    by Zinman on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 11:28:44 PM PDT

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    •  I talk all the time and get help. Focus now on (0+ / 0-)

      alkies from the old and new crop. I have myeloma and at most a few years. Most of the folks I knew from VN died of sudden, aggressive cancers or alcohol and drugs.

      I help myself by volunteering and hope to do some good before I go. To date effects of this unknown. I do know I have lost all love and respect for this country. I am here because it is home, but I have more in common with a one legged NVA vet than with the mass of Americans.

      “I wanted to leave the whole war behind me, and yet I was seeing something on that battlefield that demanded commemoration. It was unholy ground, but I wanted to thank God for showing it to me. I would never again look at a man without wondering what crimes he was capable of committing. That seemed important to know.”
      ― Robert Hicks, The Widow of the South

      And I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine. And I damn all gentlemen. Whose only worth is their father's name And the sweat of a workin' man Steve Earle - Dixieland

      by shigeru on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 07:20:14 AM PDT

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