Afghanistan Vet Describes What It’s Like Coming Home in Heartbreaking Letter

Afghanistan Vet Describes What It’s Like Coming Home in Heartbreaking Letter

On last Saturday’s episode of Unfiltered With Dan Bongino, Dan shared an email from a friend who served several tours of duty in Afghanistan. The email explained what he witnessed and experienced during those tours, and what we don’t know about the challenges of coming home from combat.

“A lot of people don’t understand what it’s like coming home from combat, after doing things for your country. We have to live with what we’ve done. I feel I forfeited any chance to see my daughters in the afterlife. When your ROE’s were to smoke check anyone with a shovel and an orange bucket, including kids, it was like the Wild West. And your enemy changes you. You grow a hate inside you that you can’t come to terms with. You watch your Marines die. You watch them get maimed, losing legs, arms, private parts, all the while knowing the locals knew where the IEDs and ambushes were, but they didn’t tell you during one of the many of the Shuras you sat in on,” the letter begins.

The letter, which is a tough read, comes amid the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent Taliban takeover of the country. Dan explained that he shared the letter because “We just left people behind. Yeah, we needed to get out of there, but our people are there. All they sacrificed for 20 years, and this is what we do? It’s inexcusable.”

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