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A friend of mine who retired a few years ago comes to mind. When she was just out of high school, her boyfriend was drafted for the war in Vietnam and was killed in action. We were in D.C.on business a few years ago and visited the wall. Very emotional as you might expect.
She, of course, moved on with her life and married a great guy, raised some great kids, lived up north on a lake, and then retired. About a week after she retired, she found her husband in the garage with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. PTSD is a terrible, awful mental illness which this vet hid successfully for many years.
She again has found a great partner after her husband’s death, so I would just like to salute Brenda, her boyfriend, and her husband for all of the sacrifices she and the men in her life made-and continue to make by living with the horrors of war.
– Lance Lindeman
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