Please read this news story and then answer my question(the story is pretty short)- Stressed out Soldier Why am I constantly reading about soldiers that are unable to deal with PTSD? I have never served nor have I been in battle(well, armed battle anyways/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif), so maybe it's not fair for me to ask.....I remember reading about all the guys coming home all stressed out after the Gulf, and my first thought was "You guys are stressed after a week of war? How do you think the guys in WWII or Korea felt?". I mean ABSOLUTELY NO DISRESPECT by these comments, but it just seems odd that people's lives fell apart after a week of combat, especially when that was the career they chose to pursue. There are lots of other life-threatening stress-inducing occupations out there. Cops, paramedics, and firefighters deal with danger and death everyday, and I can't remember the last time I read about a cop/FF/medic going public with his stress "problem". I'm not saying that these folks don't have their fair share of stress-related problems, however. I guess this is what I'm asking- are there guys you serve with that shouldn't be there? Do some soldiers not realize that being in the Armed Forces may result in them having to go to war? Or is it just that there are more whiners then there used to be?