Letter: Mental wounds hardest to heal
Published 10:41 am, Friday, October 19, 2012
The wounds of war continue.
That is the point Woody Klein makes in his Oct. 10 column ("Witnessing the inner battles of a soldier's mother").
He tells of talking to a mother of a combat soldier who served in Afghanistan. She said her son has trouble sleeping. He is getting therapy through the Veterans Administration for post-traumatic stress disorder. But the mother thinks it will be a while before he completely recovers.
Woody goes on to say the mother reported her son didn't see any point in fighting anymore in Afghanistan, and the soldier thinks we should get out now. It is hard to understand that in 2012 people are still killing and wounding each other like they did as cave men.
We not only kill and wound soldiers today. Many veterans carry the scars, mental and physical, for years.
Wars finally end, but the wounds of war continue.