Happy Memorial Day! Remember the fallen, and remember that some who don’t fall live long enough to see themselves become the villain.
When you’re the only Green Beret in a sea of grunts, people tend to give you shit.
You may never read it, but Popp wrote it and gives a synopsis.
Inevitably a prankster like Popp will find it.
After you have your head blown up, nicknames are just easier to remember.
You would think that means you win in court, right?
Coming home to civilization after having a traumatic brain injury, you would think it couldn’t get any worse….
Rebounding from any injury takes a long time. When what you hurt is your brain, it takes even longer.
After 33 years and 3 wars, 2 Purple Hearts and a divorce, Popp wouldn’t change any of it.
It’s not a drinking problem if you drink because you have problems.
When you’re wounded in combat, you get to spend a lot of time with other dudes who are wounded. And then you get thrust back into civilization together with no adjustment period. Wrongo bongo.
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury is hard. Recovering from one with military medicine is even harder.