A.R. “Jiggs” Martin // Iwo Jima Survivor
Are you afraid of dying? Fear of death comes in many forms. Are you afraid of being a burden, dying alone, or dying in pain? Do you fear what comes after death? The Scriptures speak to each of these concerns.
Talking honestly about what we’ve experienced is difficult, but necessary. Guilt, anger, alienation, and loss of self worth after service are normal human reactions to extreme stress and trauma.
They don’t get better and they don’t go away on their own, but there is hope in processing your private thoughts and feelings with fellow warriors, and a God that does understand.
Your service, self-sacrifice, and patriotism came with a cost, but you don’t need to continue paying the price forever.