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Veterans Express Concern For Today's Soldiers


As we honored veterans Saturday, many who have served our country are saying they're more concerned about today's soldiers coming home from the Middle East.

Their eyes no longer see war, their arms no longer carry weapons, but memories of battle never leave a soldier's mind.

"Korea and Vietnam, and Korea was kind of rough," said Carlton Mullins, Korea and Vienam Veteran.

Carlton Mullins served thirty years in the military and after fighting overseas, he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

"I think about it everyday," said Stephen Kincer of the American Legion.

Stephen Kincer says he was drafted and spent 13 months in Vietnam. He also suffers from P.T.S.D. and says it's gotten worse with time.

"Some days it's worse than others. And it's worse now than when I got out," Kincer said.

Because time makes the memories and the thoughts of war stronger. Kincer says it's important for past veterans to serve once again, but this time as mentors and help today's soldier’s deal with their memories, this time from Iraq.

"I think what veterans should offer is group therapy for our veterans that have been in combat, been overseas, and those coming back now," Kincer said.

They say it takes therapy and prayer to get back to a simpler life, but always remembering the price of freedom.

Soldiers returning home from war in need of help are encouraged to contact their local V.F.W. or American Legion.


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