A love story in pictures
This is a beautifully told pictorial story of a wounded veteran and the love of his life, and shows how important a support system for veterans is.
Many veterans have no one to turn to when they return wounded. Please consider volunteering at a veteran-related organization. Whatever your politics, these are people in need.
This reminds me of where I started to get really mad with the media. I’d always found them flawed, but during the second gulf war they started to conflate the number of dead with the ‘casualties’. Casualties include the wounded soldiers, the AWOL, the lost in any way. That’s what it has always meant. But somehow during the second invasion of Iraq the media— and a lot of the public— lost sight of that. All anyone cared about was the number of dead.
Being disabled sucks. Experiencing severe trauma can fuck you up. Experiencing severe trauma that also disables you is one of the hardest psychiatric challenges to overcome.
Never forget the wounded warriors.