Army inspires conversation about PTSD with Memorial Day tweet

The Twitter handle for the U.S. military branch asked soldiers and veterans to share how their service had affected them. The responses included stories of pain, struggle and sacrifice.

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The Army wanted to engage with Americans—and promote authenticity in its Twitter feed—by asking for stories about service and the military’s impact in their lives. What it got was an outpouring of pain and suffering as veterans and their families shared how the trauma of war had shaped their experience.

The discourse started with a video featuring a solider sharing why being in the military has been great for him and his family.

Hear from Pfc. Nathan Spencer, a scout with @FightingFirst who shares how the #USArmy has influenced his life.

Video by @FortBenning #WhyIServe #KnowYourMil #ArmyValues

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