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Medal of Honor recipients urge today’s vets to get counseling when needed

I was impressed by this video in which more than 30 people who received the Medal of Honor talk about the need to get counseling when, as one puts it, the enemy comes home with you. It portrays seeking care as an act of strength. Take two minutes to check it out — you won’t ...

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I was impressed by this video in which more than 30 people who received the Medal of Honor talk about the need to get counseling when, as one puts it, the enemy comes home with you. It portrays seeking care as an act of strength. Take two minutes to check it out -- you won't regret it.

I am told that Gen. Pete Chiarelli, the vice chief of staff of the Army, was one of the people who made this video happen. A job well done.

I was impressed by this video in which more than 30 people who received the Medal of Honor talk about the need to get counseling when, as one puts it, the enemy comes home with you. It portrays seeking care as an act of strength. Take two minutes to check it out — you won’t regret it.

I am told that Gen. Pete Chiarelli, the vice chief of staff of the Army, was one of the people who made this video happen. A job well done.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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