prisoners of war
“No one has forgotten or will ever forget what you said and did," she tweeted, quoting the president's past insults against her late father, Sen. John McCain.
"The Army actually gave me quite a difficult time about acknowledging my PTSD."
Your total lack of understanding of what goes on in a combatant’s mind is evident.
Growing up, I heard the story of my grandfather's odyssey many times; it was an odyssey which made me proud and continues to make me proud of my grandfather and so many veterans like him, who served their country and the cause of this nation so nobly.
When Airman Robert Tharratt's B-17 bomber was shot down over Nuremberg during World War II, he parachuted to safety only to be captured by a troop of Hitler Youth brandishing knives.
He was among 76 men who broke out of a German prisoner of war camp in 1944.
"Perhaps he's a war hero, but right now he's said some very bad things about a lot of people."
What is it like to live in captivity? How does one survive, physically and psychologically, the experience of the deprivation of freedom? Which captives are remembered, and which forgotten?
An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.
Whatever the circumstances, the basic, decent fact remains: American soldiers must not be abandoned, for whatever reason -- a principle that has been upheld throughout history, war after war after war.