forget the stress for now, just look at the multi. closed head injuries,partial loss of his left foot,loss of his best friend,multi. back to back deployments, Just these few factors alone should have at least brought him home for at least a year or more just for rehab & rest & readjustment.
but the Army kept sending him back into a meat grinder. Men & women are NOT machines are abound to snap at some time. The Army has a lot to blame for this too, as well as an Admin. that ties the hands of our troops behind their backs so they can not win the war....
Oh, I agree that he shouldn’t have been there.
And I think it’s very true that the fact that our military is now barely even allowed to shoot back and defend themselves is a contributing factor.
That said, it’s horrible that his victims had to go through something where they thought that somebody who had come to help them had suddenly turned on them. It discredits us and shows how weak and useless our chain of command and discipline have become.
Unless, of course, they were jihadis, but he never argued this.
To update somewhat Bismarck’s proclamation, “The entire Muslim world isn’t worth the bones of a single Pomeranian Grenadier.”