Finally some mainstream media coverage of what is little talked about regarding our wounded veterans. From CNN. though this link will expire 1/28/08. Military families bear a heavy load, give up jobs, lose homes and sacrifice their own health to care for their damaged veterans. This is a national shame that so few share in the sacrifice. It is a national shame that so few suffer for so many and have no where to turn for help.
Among the family members who stay for the long haul, about half are wives and half are mothers.
Markelz said it’s especially hard on the wives of guardsmen and reservists and on the middle-aged mothers of soldiers — women who had well-established civilian lives away from the typically nomadic life of active military families.
“They didn’t sign up for that,” she said.
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