“Grappling with Torture” – Phillips in the Washington Post online

by Joshua on August 9, 2010

It seems each day brings heartbreaking news of American soldiers who’ve perished on the battlefield, and veterans who’ve taken their own lives. We tend to associate wartime trauma with combat, such as bloody firefights. But there are other grueling wartime events beyond the battlefield.

President Barack Obama recognized this last month when he extended veterans’ access for treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

“I’ve met enough veterans to know that you don’t have to engage in a firefight to endure the trauma of war,” said Obama.

That makes two of us.

Read the full WashingtonPost.com article here:

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marilyn December 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Dear Mr. Phillips,
Thank you.

You might be interested in sketches by Van Gogh called Orphan
Men. They are about veterans and the long sadness.

Joshua December 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Thank you for letting me know. I’ll certainly check it out.

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