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#204 - reygar ONLINE (03/03/2013) [-]
User avatar #147 - IDontComputer (03/03/2013) [-]
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 #167 to #147 - blackhawksfan (03/03/2013) [-]
I fell ya man. Did 2 tours at Camp Leatherneck...spent a lot of time on forward bases. I'll tell you what... they say the Ghazni province is the worst in Afghanistan.... spending about a year and a half altogether in the Helmand province I can't imagine how it could get much worse than that place... Lightning, flashing lights, almost anything will set me off pretty bad.
User avatar #170 to #147 - sketchE (03/03/2013) [-]
recently went through LDAC. they used a lot of arty sims through out training that really messed with some of the cadre. my PTNCO was seconds away from knocking out one of the tacs who thought throwing arty sims every few seconds was funny. i was told the regiment 1st sergeant or sergeant major, cant remember what he was, rolled off and under his bunk without waking up when they were simulating a night raid
User avatar #294 - Screenshotman (03/03/2013) [-]
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.
User avatar #358 to #294 - chargrilledawesome ONLINE (03/03/2013) [-]
Is it bad that " **** up the closest Asian to him." made me laugh?
I can just imagine it now.
User avatar #72 - rel (03/03/2013) [-]
...I just want to hug him.
User avatar #73 to #72 - ARandomSpoon (03/03/2013) [-]
That's a woman
User avatar #79 to #73 - rel (03/03/2013) [-]
User avatar #81 to #79 - ARandomSpoon (03/03/2013) [-]
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#217 - unggoy ONLINE (03/03/2013) [-]
Thats so sad! Lets take pictures!!!!
#114 - kerryman (03/03/2013) [-]
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?
#158 to #114 - John Cena (03/03/2013) [-]
I think its just the street light or door light near her. She looks like shes under some form of cover too.
User avatar #156 to #114 - screwyouman (03/03/2013) [-]
What if it's just the lighting?
#541 - herptyderpies (03/03/2013) [-]
mfw ptsd
#598 to #461 - lelelelolelelo ONLINE (03/04/2013) [-]
This game..it's been half a year, and still I think about it almost daily
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....
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 :)
User avatar #178 - jellybaby (03/03/2013) [-]
I really, really, really want to give her a hug.
User avatar #54 - harrypottergirl (03/03/2013) [-]
my step brother has PTSD and freaks out like this one he ran away in the mountains and we had to go back and find him because he had thrown his soda away and was dehydrating. stay strong brave man there is always help.
#289 - John Cena (03/03/2013) [-]
what a ******* pussy, fought for his country but can't handle some fireworks?
#301 to #289 - John Cena (03/03/2013) [-]
dude what the **** is wrong with you! sounds like you are the real pussey
User avatar #344 to #301 - potatofarm (03/03/2013) [-]
#304 to #301 - John Cena (03/03/2013) [-]
I'll kick your ******* ass faggot
User avatar #291 to #289 - otherothersparker (03/03/2013) [-]
are you demented?
#229 - fuckingdragon (03/03/2013) [-]
whats ptsd stand ofr
User avatar #241 to #229 - mycatislookingatme (03/03/2013) [-]
Or shellshock, as it's more commonly known.
#290 to #241 - fuckingdragon (03/03/2013) [-]
yeah, id heard of that, thanks for the help
User avatar #232 to #229 - thegirlyoudespise (03/03/2013) [-]
posttraumatic stress disorder
#233 to #232 - fuckingdragon (03/03/2013) [-]
thank you
User avatar #234 to #233 - thegirlyoudespise (03/03/2013) [-]
No problem
#127 - John Cena (03/03/2013) [-]
Should be changed to tpsd - total pussy ******** disorder.
#138 to #127 - John Cena (03/03/2013) [-]
**** off
User avatar #162 to #127 - padzyo (03/03/2013) [-]
Go **** yourself.
User avatar #152 to #127 - screwyouman (03/03/2013) [-]
That's kind of big talk coming from a guy that's saying that through a computer.
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#363 to #359 - Ruspanic ONLINE (03/03/2013) [-]
>implying non-combatants never witness or experience violence in war
User avatar #477 - needmoredairy (03/03/2013) [-]
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.
User avatar #496 to #477 - needmoredairy (03/03/2013) [-]
Lol oh no i said that soldiers need to man up and do what they are paid to do and continue to do it despite what happens to them or those around them. Seriously, war now is so much less bloody than it is now aside from bombings. Try ******* storming the beaches of Omaha like my grandfather watching entire platoons wiped out in seconds while scaling cliffs or storming bunkers and knowing that only more death is to come, and they still did their ******* jobs. Not to mention pretty much every war before the 20th century being so ridiculously horrific that the amount of casualties in one battle can dwarf entire wars that modern america has had.
User avatar #547 to #477 - boredandalone (03/03/2013) [-]
Oh you know real marines so i'm sure you know exactly how it feels going through war? Being a soldier doesn't mean that they don't have any feelings left they are still regular people. Being in the front lines or even in a battle zone is something that i can't even imagine. And the real marines you know must not have had anything happen to them because if you lose a fellow soldier that you have grown to know it is perfectly acceptable to ******* cry.
#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?
User avatar #307 - UberAndrew (03/03/2013) [-]
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.
#366 to #307 - rodneyabc (03/03/2013) [-]
you are literally just ******** out words in hopes of sounding intelligent, and failing miserably. what the **** are you talking about you creature.
User avatar #375 to #366 - UberAndrew (03/03/2013) [-]
I meant exactly what I said. I respect them for fighting but I don't feel bad for them if something happens to them, because that's a risk they willingly took.
#384 to #375 - rodneyabc (03/03/2013) [-]
That's ******* idiotic. Are you autistic?
User avatar #399 to #384 - thedumbledore (03/03/2013) [-]
Hay, don't bundle us up with this idiot.
User avatar #389 to #384 - UberAndrew (03/03/2013) [-]
No, I just have an opinion most people don't agree with.
No matter who it is, if you get injured from something that you willingly did you get no sympathy from me.

If I went to war and got an arm blown off or got a mental illness I should get no sympathy, I would have very well known that something like that could have happened.
#392 to #389 - rodneyabc (03/03/2013) [-]
Well of course you'd get none, you're a cunt.

But any other soldier/person who has something ****** happen to them, yeah, they get sympathy because that's how sympathy works, that dudes sad, that makes me sad, it's pretty basic.
User avatar #395 to #307 - someponynew (03/03/2013) [-]
Now listen, I can understand where you're coming from, but it was just **** .
They deserve both.
User avatar #313 to #307 - semaxtrue (03/03/2013) [-]
I understand where you're coming from, but if every soldier said "I'm not going to war because i'll be traumatized by it." then we can all say goodbye to the people we love and cherish. They know the risks they would take out there, but they do it anyway because they have to.
User avatar #317 to #313 - UberAndrew (03/03/2013) [-]
That's why they deserve respect, they go fight and make that sacrifice. And since they made that sacrifice on their own we should give them respect instead of feeling bad for them.
User avatar #319 to #317 - semaxtrue (03/03/2013) [-]
I respect soldiers with every single atom in my body.
#326 to #319 - John Cena (03/03/2013) [-]
Are you not able to see that he has mentioned nothing abpout not respecting them?
User avatar #342 to #307 - thedumbledore (03/03/2013) [-]
My father has stated to me that he signed up to die, not to loose himself.

The last words he said to me before I walked away from him was 'I would rather have died and have you remember me lovingly than live this existence with you hating me'.

PTSD is incredibly hard to treat. I hate my father, but he has lost almost 10 years of his life battling it. It's worse than depression, it's worse than anything you can imagine in your dizziest ******* daydreams.
So really, If you do not feel bad for these people then you don't truly understand what PTSD does to a person. It doesn't just hurt you, it destroys you.
User avatar #361 to #342 - IamWhoIam (03/03/2013) [-]
My mother is a VA nurse and she has patients that she has to wake up by tapping their feet and it's always a risk that she'll get punched in the face.
User avatar #365 to #361 - thedumbledore (03/03/2013) [-]
Yup. It's pretty much impossible to treat when it's bad, but they are trying to bring in new legislation to allow E's to be used in therapy. Apparently it really helps with bad cases.
User avatar #380 to #342 - UberAndrew (03/03/2013) [-]
When you go to war you make a sacrifice whether you die or not. Most of the time people change coming back from war, sometimes they change for the better sometimes for the worst.

Your father is was a brave man for taking on the burden of his illness for the sake of our country, but instead of feeling bad that it happened to him, respect that he fought knowing that something like that could happen to him.
User avatar #397 to #380 - thedumbledore (03/03/2013) [-]
Sympathy helps. If my father had a sympathetic ear all those years ago, he would have been better than he is currently. But instead, people took your idiotic attitude and told him he was a big, brave man and he should deal with it.

The attitude you take is bad for these soldiers. It does not promote understanding of PTSD , part of understanding it IS knowing what it does to people and generally this makes people sympathetic. Imagine facing the word with with such a mental issue, knowing that everyone feels that you signed up for it.

I can safely assume that you know very little on the subject. I am not overly emotional nor sympathetic as a person, but I tend to make an exception for things that wreck lives.

PTSD is one of the worst possible outcomes of being in the military, you gain more peace in death. One could use your logic to claim that miners should not be given sympathy when they are trapped or killed in tunnels, because they 'Knew the risk'. People crippled in car crashes should not be given sympathy because it was a risk they took when driving a car.

Just, shut up. Bloody cretin.
User avatar #343 to #307 - philliyoMLB (03/03/2013) [-]
Wow, you made yourself look like a faggot, and you didn't even make a ****** OC post. You are very talented.
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
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