It is wierd being a Vet and seeing how many parallels they got right in this movie with my emotions and what its like to go back to your friends and "be back on the block" again. I don't know I saw combat and although I have do not suffer PTSD in anyway that could compare to Bales I did know guys who could snap like him (the traffic scene for example.) I guess when I first watched it I was to busy being critical but after watching it again I found it depressing in so many ways because I know there are guys like him out there just losing there fucking minds over nothing. The thing is if it's not suicides taking away my friends who came back from my last two tours it's suicidal behavior that gets them and even I am guilty of this when I got a DUI after wrecking my car speeding off an off-ramp. Not my best moment but that was 3 years ago and I was 20 years old with a purple heart missing a couple friends not legitmately knowing how to handle what I had been through. Everyone made it seem at this point "I could do no wrong" and "you're a hero to our country" and thats so much to take in when you know that the way people die over there is horrifyingly real with no glory to be had. I know how stupid it was and I grew immensely from that experience but its been literally every month I find out about how so and so died and its all pathetic.