“Listen to what vets say … and what they don’t say.”
I have lived with a veteran all my life — first my father, then my husband. Both men were profoundly affected by their military experiences.
My father, Walter G. Eaton, talked constantly of World War II, living the campaigns of Africa, Italy and France over and over again. Almost 60 years ago, when I was seven, I could recite his stories — and right before he died in 1996, I heard him telling his physician the same ones.