Tag Archives: Military

Salute of Service: We Return Your Salute

Working with veterans can be aggravating.  I have already vented a few times about the frustration created by the exhausting bureaucracy that is the Veterans Administration.  At times I am guilty of joining the throngs outside the proverbial VA gates, shouting loudly while hoisting my pitchfork and torch calling for someone’s head.  And then someone […]

PTSD Myths, Part 2: Hollywood and the Wounded Warrior Project

Hollywood and the Wounded Warrior Project should be ashamed of themselves.  Actors and directors claim artistry in portraying the struggles of combat veterans, but their accuracy avoids serious scrutiny — as does their profit motive.  Their dramatization of real issues has done more harm than good. Ditto to the Wounded Warrior Project, who only partially acknowledged […]