In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need.
For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’ advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to."
This is why I fear confrontation with anyone. Say that I do happen to come out on top, I don’t want my status as veteran used against me. As if I was reduced to some animal level that deems me a threat to everyone else while I am trying to reintegrate back into society; as if we should be locked up when we get back home because or service to our country is a “double edged sword” according the to US Justice System. As if we were all ticking time bombs waiting to go off and it is not longer a question of if, but when.
Thank you for all of the assumptions, prejudices, and delusions about veterans.
My cousin came back from AFG with some PTSD. He’s told few that he has it and now he’s looked at like he’s a ticking time bomb. It’s unfair to see how he gets treated and gets distanced from because everyone has the assumption that something bad will happen
the problem is, a lot of veterans don’t want to talk about their time deployed. they feel the person listening can’t relate and like they’re trying to understand something that person can’t ever begin to imagine. They start to feel alone and shut down and everyone out.
I want to know how I can help those who are afraid to open up and talk about their time there.