I wanted to take the time to let you know that your briefing today was very informative and I could relate to much of what was discussed. We have so many reintegration briefings and surveys that all say the same things. But the subjects and situations you touched on, while along the same lines, hit closer to home with me.
I used to think that my little stresses about driving on the freeway or sitting facing the door in public places was silly considering that I only went on 21 missions outside the wire. I thought, "Who am I to feel this way when there are so many soldiers who were out there six days a week or for months at a time and all I do is sit behind a desk all day." I did not know that almost everyone who comes back from deployment feel that way.
Do not misunderstand me, I did not believe I was the only one, I just did not think I had a right to feel that way. I appreciate that you spend so much of your time away from home to help soldiers and their families.
I hope to hear from you soon, you are an amazing person and I thank you again.