03/18/2014 10:25 am ET Updated Mar 18, 2014

Moral Injury: The Grunts - The Huffington Post

Victoria Will

How do we begin to accept that Nick Rudolph, a thoughtful, sandy-haired Californian, was sent to war as a 22-year-old Marine and in a desperate gun battle outside Marjah, Afghanistan, found himself killing an Afghan boy? That when Nick came home, strangers thanked him for his service and politicians lauded him as a hero?

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