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User avatar #307 - UberAndrew (03/03/2013) [+] (18 replies)
I'm grateful and respect them for going and fighting and protecting our freedom, but I don't feel bad for them in cases like this. They knew exactly what they were getting into and the risks they were taking, whether they died or not they would be making a sacrifice one way or another.
They deserve respect, not sympathy.
User avatar #314 to #307 - xzynth (03/03/2013) [-]
They knew they may be traumatized, and possibly killed, and yet they fight for your freedom. Rather +1 respect
User avatar #147 - IDontComputer (03/03/2013) [+] (2 replies)
This is a very real thing and something I deal with every day. I did 9 months in Al Asad. Not in a combat zone, but with mortars dropping into my base. I get sketchy when I can't see what's going on around me, when there's an un announced explosion (loud noise), and when I can't control simple situations. It's not a laughing matter.
User avatar #294 - Screenshotman (03/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
My dad fought in Vietnam and we can't be in town when they do fireworks, since our school (the ones that put on the display) generally can't afford colored fireworks (either that or they give 0 ***** and just buy white and yellow ones) so whenever a firework goes off, you hear the boom and see the light flash through the window. It scares the hell out of him because his FOB was actually overrun by a ton of NVA dudes that got into a US grenade stockpile. He's told me he still has nightmares about it and every time he sees fireworks he goes on the defensive, ready to **** up the closest Asian to him.

Protip for any kids on FJ that think war is some super fun cool place or that think "OH I'LL JUST GO SHOOT PEOPLE AND NEVER HAVE ANY LASTING EFFECTS ON ME LEL", you're extremely wrong. If you can avoid going to a war, avoid it.
#127 - anonymous (03/03/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Should be changed to tpsd - total pussy ******** disorder.
User avatar #72 - rel (03/03/2013) [+] (3 replies)
...I just want to hug him.
#535 - Umustbfree **User deleted account** (03/03/2013) [-]
#289 - anonymous (03/03/2013) [+] (6 replies)
what a ******* pussy, fought for his country but can't handle some fireworks?
#217 - unggoy (03/03/2013) [-]
Thats so sad! Lets take pictures!!!!
#114 - kerryman (03/03/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Why would they have fireworks during the day time?Also if the Soilder was upset why did the person take a photo instead of comforting her?
#541 - herptyderpies (03/03/2013) [-]
mfw ptsd
User avatar #477 - needmoredairy (03/03/2013) [+] (3 replies)
People need to be prepared for things like this, its called war and people die, you cant go in expecting it to be a ******* birthday party, i know real marines and theyve watched their friends die right in front of them and they didnt curl up and cry, they ******* avenged them and fought on in their name.
#484 to #477 - rodneyabc (03/03/2013) [-]
at any point did they jump through the air firing two pistols at once spouting contextually appropriate murder-puns?
#461 - alicornking (03/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #431 - exarzero (03/03/2013) [-]
My Grandmothers brother was captured in North Korea, and they tied barbed wire all over his body. They cut deep and the scars are there to this day. They got away like "some sort of action movie" when a U.S Aircraft started strafing the camp. They literally just got up and left, while the NK ran for it.

He saw friends die, and when they explain exactly what it is they went through you understand how strong they are. He is okay, and has not PTSD, but it is a big problem in today's military due to the "no rules" combat of the middle east. Bombs in children toys, mass murder... I could only imagine how it felt to walk into a concentration camp of WW2.

*ranting sorry. My point is they deserve some respect for this. And we should take care of them. I lost one friend over there already. The ones that come back can always come to me.
User avatar #419 - nicoleiscool (03/03/2013) [-]
I don't think PTSD is funny....
#229 - fuckingdragon (03/03/2013) [+] (5 replies)
whats ptsd stand ofr
User avatar #232 to #229 - thegirlyoudespise (03/03/2013) [-]
posttraumatic stress disorder
User avatar #43 - skinstiches (03/03/2013) [-]
All my friends, crack up when i freak out. Fortunately those mortars didn't screw with my brain too much :)
#357 - kanpai (03/03/2013) [-]
hfw- fireworks
hfw- fireworks
User avatar #236 - johnnybtrollin (03/03/2013) [-]
ITS 'BOUT 'MERRICUH AND DA MUHREENS PROTECTING OUR FREEDOMS AND LIBERTY

U S A!
U S A!
#105 - anonymous (03/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
am i the only one that realizes this is not a man, yet a woman.. there is a bun atop her head..
#136 to #105 - eshaythewolf (03/03/2013) [-]
And that changed what, exactly?
And that changed what, exactly?
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