Yes, it is sad, One.
And still the thing that raises my curiousity is that these conditions are nothing new. Every generation in America has been affected by one war or another and much more severely than the present one.
And word is still coming out about the injustices handed out to the veterans of WWII which we knew nothing about at the time.
Today's soldiers at least have computer contact with their families and many other amenities which previous generations of soldiers lacked. Dear John letters were prevelant in WWII and where the expression came from.
What's different? Do our present day soldiers lack the fortitude and blind dedicaton to the cause that other generations of soldiers had? Has the anti-war movement caused that change?