Marines form Lima Company return from a patrol in Southern Shorshork, Helmand province, Afghanistan, during Operation Cobra, June 17, 2010.
Asking Veterans About Their Service Is Far Better Than Thanking Them For It
The most therapeutic way for veterans to let go of their moral injuries is to talk about their experiences. But it’s up to those of us who didn’t serve to ask.
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 213th Psychological Operations Company observe reaction after playing an announcement over a loud speaker out of Joint Security Station Oubaidy located just outside Sadr City, Iraq, after a series of rocket and mortar attacks, March 29, 2008.
In Combat, There Isn’t Always A Choice Between Right And Wrong
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood spoke with Task & Purpose about moral injury, combat as a coming-of-age experience, and how we can begin to heal after 15 years of war.