In this episode, host Jason Comstock has a conversation with his children about how his military service impacted them. When Comstock was deployed (2004), David was 11, and Mason was 8 – and they had three sisters – who all had to deal with their father being sent to combat. They discuss why they felt angry and lost, where they found hope, and what advice they’d give to parents thinking of joining the military.
They discuss how they saw their father’s return as something that would help them find normal again, but because Comstock suffered from PTSD, they experienced confusion, resentment, and isolation.
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