The most traumatic experience that could happen to military personnel on duty is to see a loved one die. An incident such as this can have a greater impact on the mental well-being of a person than probably the psychosocial strain of getting injured oneself.
Post the Gulf war, a survey done by David Marlowe, an expert working in the Department of Defense, found that the death of a friend is more sickening and heart rendering than even one’s first kill. Interestingly, in the survey, maximum respondents revealed that the act of killing one’s enemy made him or her liable to be more distressed than facing injuries on one’s own self. Read more