I spoke with Dale after his brother Blake passed. I wrote about Blake and Dale here on Warrior SOS. I'm crushed, and I think of my friend often. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a warrior, Dale and I had a lot in common. There's not many Mormon's I know who are also warriors. I highlighted a part in the article below mentioning religion. PTSD is a moral wound.
Regardless of the religion, civil, good and decent people abhor war. Dale did. But, unlike a lot of people, he was good at it. It's hard when no one else understands that.
It has been said that war is hell. Indeed. Indeed, war is hell. Just this week I spoke with two OIF Vets who spoke openly to me about their own PTSD and depression. Suicide seems to be on the cusp for too many vets. Even one suicide is too many.
Here's the article on my late friend Dale.
by Doug Robinson, July 5, 2012