After the Country ignored for some forty years, as well as that before and since, until these two present wars of choice and it took a number of years into both to start recognizing the obvious, abandoning the main missions for even sending troops into that region with cheers as the drums beat pointing at Iraq making the missions no more about 9/11, it finally can't be.
Thing is the country, especially the so called journalism profession and those that think they are in same, still tries real hard to do so, including that which exists in the civilian populations, though drama's and even movies have started using in the story lines, as PTS is not only a war theater american soldier/sailor issue, extreme traumatic experiences grab civilians as well who are and have been wrongly diagnosed, as have been the war PTS, forever.
Why ignored? Because the country loves cheering on wars and flag waving that patriotism but really can't stand paying for the results of!
These two present conflicts, one officially over one winding down as those sent try and accomplish at least a tiny fraction of the original missions and promises from this country, proved that out even more then the decades and wars of before as no one has Sacrificed not only to pay for both but especially the long term results of, but those serving and sent their families and those joining our military veterans ranks, but at least it's now extremely hard to ignore, no matter how hard the population tries, including that in the civilian populations!
Feb. 3, 2013 - The shooting death of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, an advocate for veterans' mental health, has pushed the problem of post-traumatic stress disorder among American troops to the fore.
Kyle, who was known as America's deadliest sniper, was killed Saturday at a gun range in Erath County, Texas. The suspect, identified by police as 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, is a veteran who served in Iraq and Haiti and who police say may have been suffering from some type of mental illness from being in the military.
A second man, identified by police as 35-year-old Chad Littlefield, was also shot at point-blank range and killed. Kyle and Littlefield had taken Routh to the shooting range to aid his recovery, police said.
"My heart is breaking," Travis Cox, director of FITCO Cares, the non-profit foundation Kyle co-founded to help ease veterans back into civilian life, said in a statement. "Chris died doing what he filled his heart with passion -- serving soldiers struggling with the fight to overcome PTSD. His service, life and premature death will never be in vain."
Routh will be charged with two counts of capital murder, police said today. read more>>>
This younger brother veteran Kyle was NOT helping those veterans with, Not on a firing range, self medicating and most legal prescription drugs givin don't work neither they make it worse, and certainly not with the modern weapons one step away from military combat weapons, and that's a very small step that some are converted to illegally in the private sector. He had joined his own nightmares, like a mercenary does, and was extending that in the guise of therapy for others in his self promoting ideology of the best of the best war theater military sniper Ever, snipers don't meet their targets directly even in war, proved out by dying by the gun and shot by another young war veteran he made worse by that so called 'therapy', Kyles own individual coping with!!