I am grateful for the service of my family members and the millions of other men and women who have served in the military forces of the United States. Their courage is remarkable.
If you like reading fiction and haven’t yet seen it, you may want to check out “Return of a Hero” that was published this year in the online literary journal, Scarlet Leaf Review.
I wrote this short story to depict the real-life trauma, sacrifices, and courage of some our recent combat veterans—and the challenges they sometimes face when returning home from the battlefield, especially when family members are dealing with their own mental health struggles.
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