Why Veterans Seldom Talk About the War?

“My father would wrinkle his nose at the mere sight of a flame thrower on tv.  He said, “Once you smell burning flesh, it stays with you.  There’s nothing worse.  Everytime I see one of those things flare up, even in a movie, I can smell the fuel and flesh all over again.”

My father did not tell me this. This blogger’s father did.

Who is this blogger?

This blogger has started a blog. Yesterday I read all her posts. I could not stop reading.

Curious?

Read the first one.

This is today’s post.

I have met several veterans since 2009 and wrote about them on my blogs. That’s why veterans seldom talk about the war.

“My father would wrinkle his nose at the mere sight of a flame thrower on tv.  He said, “Once you smell burning flesh, it stays with you.  There’s nothing worse.  Everytime I see one of those things flare up, even in a movie, I can smell the fuel and flesh all over again.”

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One thought on “Why Veterans Seldom Talk About the War?

  1. I could swear I had found that blog on Christmas Day. Since I wrote this on December 19, it proves I was wrong!

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