A former member of a notorious PMC appraises a notorious government-run, military veteran benefit system.
People just don’t get it. I’m not just talking about the straights. Vets don’t get it a lot of the time, either. PTSD isn’t a paycheck. PTSD isn’t some ailment to mention to your friends so you can come off as some kind of mysterious, battle-hardened, warrior. PTSD isn’t what you blame your temper tantrums on, or your shitty outlook, or your just plain, bad attitude.
The final article of three-part series that gives the unrestrained account of a former security specialist who guarded some of the biggest figures in the Department of State in Afghanistan.