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First let me say welcome home Brother, I am really gald you made it back and were able to regain that part of your faculties that allows you to function within normal society. The sad fact is, some soldiers that come home do suffer greatly from mental illnesses, and for the record PTSD is not simply depression. If you are going to coment on an issue do your research and learn about the incredible complexity of a disease.
I am in no way excusing his behavior and I believe he should possibly be locked away and given the treatment he so greatly deserves, but the issues surrounding PTSD are very real and very scary. Before I started getting treatment "Real Treatment" along with medications I would snap on a nun for no better reson than she looked my way. Prior to war I always had a smile, was the life of the party and engaged with poeple everyday in every way and functioned exceptionally in society. Unfortunately I cannot say the same when I returned home from the war.
I'm not sure why or how it happens but for some of us the experiences we have in war affect us in a way that changes the very essence of who we are. I do believe there should be special sentencing guidlines for Veterans that come home sufferring. I don't think they should get off scott free, but they SHOULD have the opportunity to receive the care they need so that they can once again contribute to society.
Once again welcome home and thank you fro your service!!!
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