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The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching.

By Caitlin Johnstone | 25 May 2019

MEDIUM — After posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior”, the US Army tweeted, “How has serving impacted you?”

As of this writing, the post has over 5,300 responses. Most of them are heartbreaking.

“My daughter was raped while in the army,” said one responder. “They took her to the hospital where an all male staff tried to convince her to give the guy a break because it would ruin his life. She persisted. Wouldn’t back down. Did a tour in Iraq. Now suffers from PTSD.”

“I’ve had the same nightmare almost every night for the past 15 years,” said another. […]

1 Comment on The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching.

  1. As John Prine points out, war is seldom glorious for those doing the fighting and dying.

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