It didn’t take long after arriving in Iraq for Juan Gonzales to begin to feel the effects. The Marine Corps sergeant was part of a company would perform convoy security missions or search for IEDs, and the anxiety created by not knowing who might be around the next corner or what might happen next started to weave its way into his mind.
At first it was night terrors and night sweats. Then insomnia. As a self-defense mechanism, his mind fought back. It kicked into survival mode, shutting out its ability to feel....

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