According to the pentagon, every 24hrs a service man/woman veteran of Iraq or Afganastan takes their own life. They say soon it will overcome the number of combat deaths. This troubles me, they are hero's in the eyes of the country and have had a better home coming and more support than the poor Veitnam veterans.
Have our lifestyle/gaming given our troops a false impression on life when it comes to war? WWII veterans never had games, TV, or even a promised life. They grew up in a depression and for many of them war was an escape. Many WWII submariners joined up to escape poverty and sent much of their pay home to their families.
I myself am proud to meet any U.S. Veteran of any war, all politics aside, they did what needed to be done. I am proud and thankful for each and every one of our people who serve in the armed forces. It's because of them that I can even post this without worrying about retribution against myself or my family.
God bless America.