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Combat Veteran’s Walk Across U.S. Captured In New Documentary | MSNBC


Marine veteran Jon Hancock confronted the trauma of his PTSD by walking across the U.S. and visiting with Gold Star families along the way, a journey captured in the documentary 'Bastard's Road.' Hancock joins Morning Joe to discuss his walk and the new film.

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    1. I have that but for a different reason childhood nasty abuse and yeah I can get really wiggie, mouthy and paranoid. I can’t imagine how a war veteran will be like in a moment of remembering.

    2. @Beckett Niette Obviously you have never served in combat in a war. Obviously you have never killed for your country. Sometimes it is wise to not speak of things unless you have experienced them yourself. Things done in war cannot be compared to living everyday, paying bills or even losing a child. They face death and killing many many times during a day, a week . This soilder’s company suffered some of the highest casualties of the war. You have nothing to compare to this nor should you even try. I wish you to never suffer what this young man has suffered.

    3. @The Zombie Whisperer its all bad in our minds its equal.. Otherwise only military would be aloud to have it. Everyone else would probably just be crazy.. It happens and could happen to anyone in bad situation especially if you cant get out of it..

  1. The suffering of combat veterans goes back decades. My first husband was a Vietnam vet, he never had peace with his time in country. He took his life when he turned 60. Please don’t send me your thoughts and prayers. That changes nothing. Volunteer instead.

  2. Keeping our hearts and minds open and drawing attention to the issues facing our Veterans today can be life saving . Unfortunately, it is difficult when reaching out to returning soldiers when they are not ready nor responsive to support and a most difficult challenge for families. Never give up before the miracle happens.

  3. We are not just “veterans” we are “combat veterans” I’m proud of those that serve but those who faught are often forgotten.

    1. The part that sucks is many deployed to “non-combat humanitarian” missions get shot at more than many in the rear that are wearing a “combat patch” without even being shot at. Yeah, screw those veterans, and shame on them for being sent to a place they didn’t chose, and they don’t count because they don’t have a patch.

    2. My father was not a combat veteran during Korea and my brother did 3 tours during some of the most intense years during Viet Nam and you are so right. My father felt helpless with my brother’s PTSD.

  4. I spent all my service in West Berlin. “So Thank you for your service” is something, as he states, that I have come to dread fir the reasons he pointed out. I was protecting the Berliner I came to love. My service was protecting foreigners, not the US. I was just fulfilling an American promise made by Kennedy I guess when I went there, but when I left , I would be damned if I would let the Russians destroy what West Berlin had become, or win that battle for freedom. But I also trained and never saw combat. I did not even support the war effort as the Berlin Brigade literally had nothing to do with the First Gulf War and l was in a German Hospital throughout Desert Shield & Desert Storm. But like everyone else I got the same medal and hated wearing it because I did not deserve it. “Thank you for your service” therefore is just awkward for me.

    1. LSW You still served… I mean, hey… a Brain Surgeon “needs” assistance… a host of select Nurses, and such. Who runs the staff, administration, Hospital… and such…?

      Thank You for Your service.

  5. My father was WWII combat he had PTSD . I will try to remember to say “welcome home” and you are

  6. Nice story. It’s a modern variation to how we got the “AT” 70 years ago, as a WW2 Vet decided to walk North from Georgia.
    And as a fellow Vet: good work Brother.

  7. Amazing! Welcome to the 2000 miler’s club! I started the club 10 years ago when I walked Route 66 – 2400 miles- to commemorate all those who suffer from chronic, constant pain from diseases or injuries or like you, from helping keeping us all free. Thx so much for kicking in to help us all and sorry about the PTSD.

  8. “FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED, LIFE HOLDS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW” This plaque hung on my brother’s wall. He did 3 tours in the most protested of wars. He came home with Captain bars,a Distinguished Flying Cross, and PTSD which he self medicated with bars and booze. He had no support system. My family had no support and it was hard. Bringing recognition to what a soilder faces coming home is invaluable. PTSD was a lifelong battle brought on by movies or music that my brother lived with. He was married 44 years and was the most famous scale automobile builders in the world. We buried him last year in a National Cemetery in Pennsylvania with a military funeral. There were soilders there he served with and went to OCS and helicopter school with him. That bond was important to my brother. I thank you for walking and bringing PTSD out of the dark. And I thank my brother for everything he taught me, Duane “Buzz” Lockwood.

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