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"...I think in popular context it's either to create a myth of the veteran as someone who's heroic, above the circumstances, regardless of what tragedy comes their life. And they're almost like iron and nothing phases them. Or the other extreme is veterans are the victims, they have PTSD, they have all sorts of trauma, they need to be isolated and treated accordingly. But the truth is somewhere in between. And that's the interesting part because you do see great profiles in courage."