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The Ghosts of a Soldier

Over at the BlogBrothers, Bob Brady just posted a very touching remembrance of his father's time in the Second World War.

I have similar memories of my grandfather, who had been a soldier with the German army during the same war and who could never talk about his experience in Yugoslavia, even thirty years later.

It is worth noting five years into the current insanity that is being played out in Iraq, that no amount of care, love and peace will ever bring back the young minds that have been sent into war. What comes back are women and men with wildly out-of-the-ordinary experiences that they can not share with anybody who hasn't been there.

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