Moral Injury – an Indelible Trauma

Moral Injury – an Indelible Trauma

Killing in combat is inevitable. In the Vietnam War, it was a priority. “Body count” was the order of the day every day. To kill a fellow human is unnatural. The result of overcoming that moral aversion and killing a man is a – moral injury – an indelible trauma – a...
An Intrusive Memory of the Vietnam War

An Intrusive Memory of the Vietnam War

An Intrusive Memory of the Vietnam War The Rain keeps comingMore thick than strongWashing Agent Orange from this hillWhose side we huddle on. I release the reassuring pressureOf my fingertip on the trigger there.I loosen my death grip andHug my weapon like a teddy...

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