More than two million American veterans have served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Many came home wounded, most came back changed, thousands have committed suicide. Who is trying to help them? At a small farm in Tennessee, Marines are taking care of one another.
You not calling, as a friend, can actually compound the grief and loss they are feeling. Just pick up the phone, even if you get it wrong, just have a conversation and do your best. Your friend with cancer is still the same person they were before.
More than 600,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have been left partially or totally disabled from physical or psychological wounds received during their service. Some of them compete in the Defense Department Warrior Games and find a place to continue to overcome.