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10 July 2012
These wars have left us with thousands of troops and civilians who may have sustained brain damage from explosions. Recently, my friend Carl Prine, a military combat veteran of Iraq, terminated his writing on Line of Departure due to apparent brain damage. Carl believes that an IED blast may have contributed to the problem. It is terrible to see anyone suffer brain damage. That it happened to such a gifted military writer is double damage, and saddening for me. Carl’s writing will be missed. He was truly gifted. We communicated today. His condition is bad.
A cousin who is a Marine officer sent a bomb video today. This looks like Iraq. The date stamp shows 2007. My cousin the Marine asked me to pass this video along so that more people will understand what our young veterans are facing. My cousin’s note said:
“This is the type of explosion that our troops are dealing with, not the puny kind we see on television or in the movies. Pass this on... so Americans will now understand what an IED truly is… and what our war veterans are dealing with.”
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