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Monday, August 28, 2006

When Your Soldier Comes Back Home

Martha Ann Brooks is the wife of a Vietnam veteran who has PTSD. She recently wrote a song hoping to help other military families going through the same thing.

A snippet of the lyrics, and then a listen:

When your soldier comes back home
You will be happy
You want things to be like they were before
But your soldier has been forged through trial by fire
After all he lived through war
Be patient when you see he’s not the same
Your soldier’s changed

When your soldier comes back home
He will be different
He’ll think about those that gave their lives
He might be feelin guilty that he’s living
He will keep that guilt inside
It may show sometimes in things he’ll say and do
Please help him through

Hat tip to Doc over at VeteranLove for the head's up.

[UPDATE December 23, 2008]: As per the writer's comment below, the song is available as a free mp3 download via Mrs. Brooks' Music Store! [direct download]

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