In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need.
For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’s advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to."
This is so sad. This is what we do to our veterans these days. We turn our soldiers into hardened warriors, but then we don’t help them turn back into functional adults when they return. Then the warrior in them is set off by some real or imagined threat, and we treat them like criminals. How is that their fault?
Our best goes out to all of our veterans and enlisted men today.
Wow. That’s horrible. Can I go punch the person at the VA who didn’t help him?
One of the many,many reasons why,when my husband discussed enlisting,I veto’ed that shit faster than a Texas governor on abortion rights. No way in fuck’s sake,was the military gonna break my incredible husband and send me the pieces home. NOPE.
I’m in the FIRM belief EACH of the persons enlisted should receive a mandatory treatment. Not to belittle or degrade them but to teach them how to live,again,as a civilian,on civilian terms. You can’t retrain someone on how to be,send them off to fight (and kill) and expect them to be okay on the return. Why is it s SAHM knows this but the government doesn’t?
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I am happy to announce that Vintage Black Glamour - THE BOOK! - is scheduled to be published in Spring 2014! Starting today, you can register your interest in the book (registering is different from pre-ordering, which will be available starting early February) at vintageblackglamourbook.com. My publisher is Rocket 88 an imprint of London-based Essential Works, and after you register, you will be contacted by email in early 2014 with further details about the book and, if you wish, you may pre-order at that time. Once again, thank you so much! ~ Nichelle Gainer
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