Afghan war vet, juvenile arrested in ...

Afghan war vet, juvenile arrested in Wal-Mart killing

There are 1 comment on the The Gazette story from Oct 5, 2010, titled Afghan war vet, juvenile arrested in Wal-Mart killing. In it, The Gazette reports that:

A Fort Carson soldier who returned from Afghanistan in June and a 17-year-old have been arrested in a fatal drive-by shooting late last month outside the Wal-Mart on East Platte Avenue.

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#1 Oct 6, 2010
We send them overseas with minimal support, get them blown up, shot at, and let them shoot back to retain a hilltop for a year straight. Then we bring them back, and release them into society 3 days after they return. Ridiculous. There needs to be a decompression phase of at least a month where they learn to reintegrate themselves through classes, counselors, and slowly get reintroduced to their spouses if they're married. This isn't the first soldier who has gone off the deep end after returning, and it won't be the last. He just threw his life away. I'll bet he never imagined that.

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