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The Army Asked Soldiers ‘How Has Serving Impacted You?’ Their Responses Are Heartbreaking

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The Army Asked Soldiers ‘How Has Serving Impacted You?’ Their Responses Are Heartbreaking





Just before Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Army asked its Twitter followers how serving in the military has impacted their lives.

The Thursday tweet drew a flood of harrowing and heartbreaking responses, showing the human impact service and deployment has on veterans.

An overwhelming majority of the responses detailed struggles with mental health, PTSD and suicide.



“I am a Navy vet, I was a happy person before I served, now I am broke apart, cant even work a full 30 days due to anxiety and depression,” one tweet read. “I am in constant pain everyday.”






The Army responded to its post late Saturday thanking everyone who responded.

“Thank you for sharing your story,” the Army wrote. “Your stories are real, they matter, and they may help others in similar situations. The Army is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our Soldiers.”





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