Thursday, October 13, 2011
We are maiming our Troops and their Familes in OUR WARS... END OUR WARS NOW.
Beyond the Battlefield is an ten-part series The Huffington Post is running on consecutive weekdays starting October 10, 2011. It is an exploration of the challenges, victories and problems that catastrophically wounded soldiers encounter after returning home from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The series, the result of several months of reporting and scores of interviews by the HuffPost's veteran military correspondent, David Wood, is a deeply-felt and wide-ranging exploration of what it means for a soldier to suffer extraordinary, disabling wounds -- and how their friends, families, and hometowns, as well as the military and medical communities, adjust and respond to the struggles these wounded warriors endure.
Beyond the Battlefield is a 10-part series exploring the challenges that severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan face after they return home, as well as what those struggles mean for those close to them. Other stories in the series can be found here.
July 4, 2010, was a bad day for Tyler Southern. He dreamed he was with his older brothers, playing sandlot football, running and laughing, horsing around just like they used to when they were together as kids in Jacksonville, Fla.
In his dream, he was whole again.