Response To Warrior Code Of Honor/ Former Army Platoon Commander and Western Writer: Bill Blackby Michael Patrick Brewer on Apr. 25, 2012, under Veterans Benefits
Those who read this all the way through were there and knew it. Those who did not read it or finish it would never understand it anyway. It creates a “Damn, I wish I could say that” moment. Thanks to the writer.
One portion talks about why I wrote several of the pieces I did:
“Serenity is earned by a lot of prayer and acceptance.
Acceptance is taking one step out of denial and accepting/allowing your repressed, painful combat memories to be re-lived/suffered thru/shared with other combat vets – and thus de-fused.
Each time you accomplish this dreaded act of courage/desperation:
the pain gets less;
more tormenting combat demons hiding in the darkness of your gut are thrown out into the healing sunlight of awareness, thereby disappearing them;
the less bedeviling combat demons, the more serenity earned.”
Keep up the fight.