The US Army probably expected an influx of patriotic replies when it asked for testimonies about people’s service. Instead, Twitter offered disturbing stories of debilitating injuries, mental health problems and suicide. It all began with a a video of a soldier who told the camera he joined to serve “something greater than myself.” The army, the featured soldier said, had given him the opportunity to “give to others” and better himself “as a man and a lawyer.” The Army then made the mistake of asking Twitter at large for their thoughts. That was where the patriotism ended. The account was quickly inundated with responses from former service members and their families – and they make for some seriously disturbing reading.
Source: SOTT FOCUS: You REALLY Want to Know? US Army Asks Members How Serving ‘Impacted’ Them, Gets Schooled in Replies