Retired grunt checking in. Korengal is hell on earth, you couldn't name a more dangerous place in the world. And if there isn't a firefight going on, it's utter boredom, we would stun gun each other, play cards, argue, or fight. A lot of the guys in our platoon went home different people, a lot of them were so happy to leave, but when I saw them in a different setting, all it seemed like they wanted to do was go back.
I don't know if I was lucky to come home still me, but I could just be thinking that. Pretty much all of my "friends" stopped talking to me whereas before my deployments they invited me places and always came over. I'm not angry or depressed though, because I can still function in society I guess my friends just don't look at me the same.
Don't mean to sound super depressing, but war isn't peace and love and I just wanted to throw my two cents in if that's cool.