so i read the story the strib did titled "This Marine's death came after he served in Iraq," a follow-up to a piece from earlier in the week. To look at the content, i liked it. i thought it was good that they gave it so much space, because it's a pretty troubling story. It was written well; they got views from friends and from VA administrations. it makes the piece more well-rounded.
It's pretty disturbing when the country doctor they interviewed says that they'll be seeing a lot more cases like this as troops continue to come home and go back to civilian life. I can't imagine what that's like, to be in one part of the world where you have to change completely as a person, to become this machine that's always thinking about the next thing ahead to save his own ass and his companion soldiers.