As chaos erupted in Kabul, the Afghan president fled the country and the Taliban seized power, Dan Caldwell said he had an inkling of what veterans who served there might be feeling.
Caldwell, a Marine veteran, watched with mixed emotions in 2014 as the Islamic State group took control of Hit, the town where he had been stationed in Iraq.
“Just about every place that I served was overtaken by ISIS,” he said. “I went through a range of emotions when that happened: I was angry, somewhat depressed. I felt empty. And I think that a lot of Afghanistan veterans are struggling with that, and they’re struggling with it in their own unique way.” Continue reading…
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