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Kamdesh Aftermath Essay

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The Aftermath of the Battle of Kamdesh Outpost Keating in the Afghanistan Province of Nuristan which ended in eight U.S. Soldiers deaths, Twenty-Five injured and 150 Taliban fighters dead, affected not only those directly involved in the conflict but the also the Army, it’s Soldiers families. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is described “an anxiety problem that develops in some people after extremely traumatic events, such as combat, crime, an accident or natural disaster” reared its ugly head becoming a real life challenge for some, others on that day made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country (Kazdin, 2000). First and foremost, the families who have lost their Soldier’s their names are as follows: Justin T. Gallegos of Tucson, Arizona, …show more content…

Kevin C. Thomson, weeks before the attack on COP Keating the two Soldiers decided that after serving their Terms of enlistment they would follow their dreams. During the attack PFC Kevin C. Thomson was killed leaving SGT Rodriguez with a sense of sever loss. He enrolled at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, three months after returning home, but suffering from PTSD turned to drinking alcohol to relieve symptoms. After a length of time SGT Rodriguez decided he would get his life together and make good on his promise he made to PFC Kevin C. Thomas. He went on to play Football for the Tigers for thirty-seven straight games. He graduated in December 2014, but went unselected in the National Football League selections. “He returned to his alma mater to promote a book-signing events for his co-authored tome, Rise: A Soldier, A Dream and A Promise Kept.” (Villa, 2015). Along with Soldiers overcoming physical and mental adversities, many were recognized for their Gallantry and Bravery. The Battle of Kamdesh brought out the Heroism and Valor that the American Soldier is known for. There were many award recipients they are as

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