The eyes of War, WWI

 

It’s the proverbial “thousand-yard stare” that was associated with shell shock in WWI. Today we know it as the beast of PTSD. 

 

THIS is what war looks like

 

“Wars damage the civilian society as much as they damage the enemy. Soldiers never get over it.” 
― Paul Fussell

 

 

1000 yard stare

"Shell-shock" Vietnam Soldier

Sgt. Tim Martin, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, shows evidence of the long journey after returning from Operation Buffalo Thunder II at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

A battle fatigued United States Marine in WWII with the "thousand yard stare."

 

 

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