Military Death and the Families’ Reaction to Losing Their Loved Ones

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Losing a loved one is always a difficult and traumatic time that every person in his or her life has to go through. People go through many stages of grief and react to death differently. Some people tend to have flat a fleck, while others are seen whaling to miss that loved one. Many people feel an intense sadness or lost when someone close to them dies. This affects the way they react to others, extend of their physical and mental health in which is tested as well the length of healing to get over this devastating time. For this paper I will discuss the effects of Military Death and the families’ reaction to losing their loved ones. Serving your country is one of the best things an individual can achieve. It gives a sense of security to…show more content…
She states in her article “Without proof of death, family members do not know what to do or how to think, so they deny the loss and continue to hope (Boss Pg.554).” That is the case in numerous military families without any verification the family doesn’t want to believe or accept the death of their loved ones, they have aspiration that their loved one is safe and will return home soon to be with the family. In the case of a tragic or a natural death people do experience ambiguous losses where they are left without the physical access to their loved one that they cared so dearly for. As a result of that many military families their loss is even more complicated because they know that there is that loss of the missing person’s physical being, yet there is also that loss of knowing what actually happened, what went wrong and if they are dead or still alive. All these thoughts are just running through their minds that could possibly justify the loss. Another important article “American Families and the Vietnam War” written by E. James Liberman where he goes into detail about how families felt when their loved ones were in the Vietnam War. He focused on how the impact of the war affected the families’ lives; whether it was absence of a father, son or brother, their marriage and divorce, sex roles where a

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