January 4, 2009

There are many costs of Freedom

[Ed Note: Promoted from the comments]

There are many costs of Freedom:
Some leave homes and loved ones for long periods of time;
some come home so changed they can't re-adapt to what they left nor can some they left re-adapt to the one who came home;
some come him with serious physical wounds such as truamatic brain injury, missing limbs and other permanent disabilities that never heal;
some come home with PTSD and are haunted by images that never leave the screen of their brain;
some have family prosperity altered for a lifetime;
and for some, the cost of war is a lifetime of love.

proud dad SGT Mike Stokely
KIA 16 Aug 05 near Yusufiyah Iraq

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