Rolling Stone CoverAs everyone struggles to comprehend last week’s killings at Fort Hood, Rolling Stone Magazine is the latest to report on the rash of murders at Fort Carson that Dave Phillips wrote about for the Gazette in July.

Reading both of these pieces together points to what, in retrospect, seems horrifyingly obvious: the numbers of young combat soldiers suffering from PTSD are many and growing while the military’s ability to identify them and give them the treatment they need is beyond their capacity. Sadly, incidents like what happened at Fort Hood add to the complexity and such things are more likely to increase as our troops continue to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As with Jon Krakauer’s book Where Men Win Glory, which we’ve selected as the first book in The Big Something Book Club, which can learn more about HERE, we recommend reading the linked articles above to stay informed about this enormously important issue facing our entire region.

 

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