Incredibly accurate movie of heroism, patriotism, PTSD, and faith.
I parallel this story all too well as a 100% Service-Connected Disabled Desert Storm Veteran. My Father before me was a four-tour Vietnam Veteran who was ashamed of his heroism and hid his details from our family. He only began to share his stories in limited capacity with me in 2007 when I began inpatient treatment for PTSD when I started having flashbacks from my three Deployments. He shared his worst moments with me only because he knew I would "get it" and it would help in my healing. It amazingly did help me to begin the process. Both he and I would always get into it with my brother the family coward who dropped out of boot camp and has a disdain for the military. He has no sense of respect or honor for what we have done for him. I've learned you cannot change people, but you can keep people who are unchangeable away from you. I only allow positive people in my life who are loving. I count my blessings and my motto is: "Serve until it hurts...then serve some more". I recommend this movie to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. For Veterans to heal and for the public to understand our sacrifices.
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