November 13, 2006
The Other Casualties of WarThe nightmare doesn't end when they come home:
Her name doesn't show on any official list of American military deaths in the Iraq war, by hostile or non-hostile fire, who died in that country or in hospitals in Europe or back home in the USA. But Iraq killed her just as certainly.Jeanne was not the first to suffer post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); there are now more than 38,000 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan getting treatment for PTSD at VA hospitals and counseling centers, an increase of 87% from September 2005 to June 2006. As long as we remain in Iraq, she wouldn't be the last.
Our troops continue to pay the price, even after they've left the battlefield.
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