entice them with vivid ads challenging them “to be all that they can be”…

…We entice them with vivid ads challenging them “to be all that they can be”…join our military we’ll always take care of you…promise…???

…Then they return and we automatically discard them … shun them … and what just what kind of a reaction should we expect…???

 

Prosecutors called it a hate crime. His family says it was PTSD. An attack by an Iraq war veteran has prompted soul searching in Oregon.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:08 AM EDT

 

Damien Rodriguez faces a possible prison sentence after he attacked a waiter at an Iraqi restaurant in Portland, Ore.

Friends and family say his actions were not provoked by hate but by post-traumatic stress disorder for which, despite repeated efforts, he never received effective treatment.

As the case unfolded over the summer, it raised questions about what constitutes a hate crime and how effectively the legal system treats combat veterans who suffer from PTSD.

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