Sometimes, the warrior whose finger pulls the trigger is wounded. They don’t bleed. But they do hurt.
The concept is called “Moral Injury.” Thirty-nine-year-old Mark Jarrett lives it daily.
“I was well-trained, well prepared, to go and fight my nation’s battles. I did my job professionally," said Jarrett. "What I was not prepared to do, is what I did. Which is kill little children. I did it for my country. And absolutely I feel like I murdered people. That’s moral injury.”
Veterans Heart Georgia put on Friday’s symposium. More on the symposium here.