Revered soldier from Mount Sinai who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder is found dead in his North Carolina home
The March 2003 image became one of the most iconic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq: that of a bespectacled American soldier carrying an Iraqi child to safety. [CORRECTION: Former Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer was found dead June 28 in his Pinehurst, N.C., apartment by police Lt. Michael Wilson. Because of an editing error, the deceased was misidentified in a story on Sunday. Pg. A17 ALL 7/8/09] The photograph of Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer, who was raised in Mount Sinai, was used by news outlets around the world.
After being lionized by many as the human face of the U.S. effort to rebuild a troubled Iraq, Dwyer brought the battlefield home with him, often grappling violently with delusions that he was being hunted by Iraqi killers.
His internal terror got so bad that, i
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