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Tragic end to personal battle

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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Added: Jul-8-2008 
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  • As you watch your kids grow up, full of innocence, you hope and pray you can protect them from the ills of this cruel unforgiving world. It is only then you realise how fragile the human psyke is. And knowing this the great scars war leaves on the soul are something that cannot be healed. Even if that muj was shooting you theres still something very tragic about taking another persons life.

    There is no miracle cure for ptsd. JUst coping mechanisms. And even they are only relative to the stren More..

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  • Sad.....

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  • He's a hero in my book.

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  • "Every second that goes by, there is another soldier just like Joseph," Maureen Dwyer said. "Another family can't go through this. All the politicians talk so great about the soldiers, about patriotism, but mental illness is something they are not putting enough into."

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    Most people don't know what mental illness is. Politicians included.

    The irony of this is that mental illness affects nearly every person in a society because nearly every person has at least one family More..

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  • in the American military, the money and medical treatment isn't being adequately given to soldiers like this one

    PTSD is often not diagnosed so that the Pentagon can save money

    American health insurance corporations do the same thing to people who are genuinely sick and in trouble -- find any excuse to turn them away in order to save money. they do exactly the opposite of what they are supposed to do: secure a person's health/future

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  • Sad news...yet another victim of this corporatocracy war !!

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  • very sad...and for what?...to save the world from the threat of Saddam's WMD's...unbelievable...

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  • The treatment of vets is terrible,,,in Canada a dead soldiers wife was actually issued a bill for his military funeral,,they said it was a mistake,,but i bet they would of kept the money if someone would of paid it. These men are heroes,,from the front line grunts to the guys working on the vehicles. rip

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  • Where are the lib-bashers now?

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  • well just the ones with no substance to their comments.
    i dont stand for that lol at the libs shit and nonsense name calling.
    and actually i am conservative in most aspects of goverment, but socially liberal.

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