Wednesday, January 11, 2012
There is a kind of survivor's guilt that you expect to encounter when you survive through a war (or two). It's the kind of guilt that says, "Why did that person die and I didn't?" or "Why am I still here and they're not?" It's an almost universal experience amongst other veterans that I've spent time with. I had a healthy dose of it myself. There were at least three times in Iraq in '04 where I probably should've died. I didn't. Others did. That was tough to process.