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’ advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to."
Honestly I could care less. I’m sorry you were duped into making the decision to go fight some hamstrung war believing you were doing something brave and honorable for your country; and now that you’re damaged goods, the government doesn’t need you anymore, you come out with this sob story expecting us to feel sorry for you? Why don’t you try and stay relevant like Minsky and take up modeling.
Wait are you serious because you honestly don’t get it do you? This isn’t some fucking sob story you little shit. This isn’t about being “duped” into going to war and who are you to explain why he went to war? This is about how society as a whole treats veterans. Outcasting them and ignoring the gruesome realities of war, then labeling them as having a mental illness for a fucking normal reaction to trauma and war. What he says is true. All they want to to tell their stories and the fact that you are essentially saying “Oh, give it a rest. This is your fault” just perpetuates the stigma. Jesus fuck I am so done with everyone.