I am writing as an American veteran. My own war was Vietnam and I brought back with me the common baggage of that war:
Three combat decorations, the least of which is a Bronze Star, along with a combat disability. I was a Green Beret, a Special Forces medic and for the last 35 years, I’ve worked with veterans and veteran groups.
I write books, help organize and lead veteran trips into wilderness landscapes, trekking in the desert or skiing and mountaineering in Montana — the wounds of war run the spectrum.