Just want to preface this post with this; I love our active duty military and veterans. I had always wanted to serve as a solder but was denied the privilege. That being said, I can relate to a degree. I never went to war, never participated in combat or have seen my brethren and enemies die around me, but I was domestically tortured for many years of my life; from the age of two, to about fourteen/fifteen. Almost daily incidents of being bound and beaten, strangled, waterboarded, drowned (held under water until passing out) and more. Needless to say I developed severe post-traumatic-stress-disorder, as well as a darker outlook on life and comedy. I needed to say all of that, so I can say this in reference to "A Grunt's Life" (Movie):
You're right when you say it helps. Humor in general can be the best medicine, but even though I have never been in such a situation, I found the mindset and humor quite relatable to how I am. I know I am seven kinds of fucked, and have the same dark humor. For me, the movie was an absolute delight and while watching it, found myself filled with laughter. For me I don't deal with the hell of combat but hell of drowning and feeling my life ending on a regular basis. As such I don't really have anyone who I can have a real shared experience with as you don't have a lot of people who were tortured like that just walking around. That said, interacting with others who have ptsd, establishing connections with others who are suffering does indeed, help. Watching this movie, the way it portrays things that I find so normal for me, definitely is another kind of help. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone at veteransTv for making this amazing film. It's one of the best I have ever seen and is definitely now a personal favorite.
I hope y'all consider continuing "A Grunt's Life" as I would thoroughly enjoy more. Additionally, it has brought me here, where there are many more shows I will be watching that y'all have created. I look forward to it all, as this movie has shown the high quality and effort y'all put into these videos/movies.
So, from a broken civilian who lives in darkness and was in desperate need of some light, thank you.