July 15, 2010

Your Turn: Vets Armed and Dangerous

Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The New York Times

Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The New York Times

I was interested in your read on this U.S. veteran/survivor of the Afghan miasma. It comes from a NYT article and slideshow focusing on the effects of trauma, and efforts to head off self-destruction amongst soldiers of the Fourth Brigade, First Armored Division stationed at the ironically named Fort Bliss, Texas.

The caption simply reads:

Sgt. Joseph Biggs showed a few of his tattoos.  Sgt. Biggs recently completed a two-year tour in Afghanistan.

BagNewsOriginals has an ongoing photo series about vets from Afghanistan planned for launch in August, and the private hell of our returning soldiers is very much on our minds.

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