Blog to Bloods - that war is easily one of the most...

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Blog to Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans War in general has an incredible mental as well as emotional impact on all those involved so the decision to go to war must be handled delicately. Those who suffer the worst from what psychiatrists describe as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are the actual soldiers who went into the foreign terrain and pulled the trigger. These soldiers after killing begin to feel guilty, coldhearted, and the very perception of reality becomes less clear. On top of all of this distress, add to it the fact that the country this valiant soldier is fighting for has no respect for him solely because he has the "wrong" color of skin. After reading these two entries, the resulting conclusion basically centers around the idea
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Unformatted text preview: that war is easily one of the most damaging things an individual can experience from the physical suffering (bad living conditions, dismemberment) to the mental suffering (paranoia, moral ambiguity, confusion) to the emotional suffering (PTSD). All the soldiers of the Vietnam War that lived to tell their story went through these issues in one way or another but the Black soldiers in Vietnam had to deal with the dominating theme of white supremacy in the American political culture of the 1960s and fight the idea that whites were better than them. Reginald Edwards and Harold Bryant dealt with these issues in different ways and while they were not completely "cured" from the War they were able to manage its symptoms and live life the best they could....
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