Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Yes sir.

  2. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    The aftermath of World War II seems to be the only occasion when Congress did right by combat veterans. Free education, training, low-interest loans for houses through the GI Bill helped so many get jump-started back into life. The Revolutionary Patriot soldiers and WWI vets simply got stiffed. Civil War soldiers (in the North, anyway) got paid for their time, but little else. Some Southern states did what they could for limb-less veterans. I am not familiar with what Korean Veterans received. But today’s volunteer soldier, like his Viet Nam bretheren, are put into complicated situations where there is almost no rear, where one is on the line of combat every moment, unsure how to identify the enemy. Many rules restrict his or her response. To all this stress, add culture shock.

    When they finally get “home” Home may not be quite the same. The soldier has been immersed into situations not experienced by Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney or Obama. Many need someone to talk to. Time, to work through the nightmares, and jumping at loud noises. Since their sacrifices of their time, and the dangers they faced also help enhance the profits of many corporations like Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Conoco and BP, maybe a nice surtax on these profits could be used to help restore, no; SURPASS the cuts in support services & benefits for these men and women, which were reduced during the previous administration.

  3. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 2 years ago

    Coming home to be ridiculed by the ones that think freedom is a free ride paid for by others.

  4. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    “Where were the mass shootings after WW II, Korea and Vietnam?”
    Didja understand the US of A took care of its WWII Vets? Didja understand the US of A took care of its Korean war Vets? Not so much Viet Nam Vets, check the street corners, many of them holding signs that say, “Anything will help” are out there.
    Didja notice, TV has taught many an American to use a gun to settle a score, end/win an argument (often over nothing)?
    Don’t forget our Constitutional right under Amendment #2, the right to arm a well regulated militia, oops, didn’t they mean all Americans should carry guns? If so, why the Well Regulated Militia verbiage?

  5. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath…”

  6. erlby

    erlby GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Expecting a kid to go off to one of these (mis)adventures is rather similar to marinating your hot dog in a privy and then expecting the thing to be palatable on your sandwich. Obscenity, whatever its kind, will have its results.

  7. Gerry Ellenson

    Gerry Ellenson said, over 2 years ago

    I can testify that vets don’t jump at loud noises … they DUCK.

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