No One Left Behind
No One Left Behind initiative was established to honor one of our fallen Brothers in Arms: Marine Corporal Casey Owens. During his second deployment to Iraq in 2004, he was injured when his vehicle struck two anti-tank mines, which resulted in the amputation of his right leg above the knee and his left leg below the knee.
After going through numerous surgeries and rehab for his physical wounds, Casey began dealing with the severe emotional wounds he received as well, many of which resulted from extreme Survivor’s Guilt after several fellow Marines in his Platoon were killed in Iraq shortly after he was wounded. Casey, who would become a Paralympic Athlete and an advocate for the treatment of Veterans, struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for 10 years. Unfortunately, despite his many accomplishments, he eventually took his own life.
There are resources out there available for us. You need to seek out these assets and begin healing the mental wounds you received on the battlefield, the same as you would any other wounds received in war.