13 January 2009

The Meltdown

Last night I witnessed one of the saddest sights I have ever seen in an airport. Our crew was at our gate , waiting to board the aircraft when we heard a HOWLING come from behind the gate door. It sounded truly animalistic and was the kind of noise that gives you shivers. It was a Marine.

This poor young man was scheduled to fly back to Iraq that evening via Kuwait. He began to have some sort of post traumatic stress incident and completely melted down in the smokers lounge. Few things shake you like seeing a huge Marine balled up screaming, crying and absolutely not resembling a human. He was taken away in an ambulance. My heart broke for him, and I am still thinking and crying  about him today.  I hope he gets the help he and too many other soldiers need .  


The Flying Pinto said...

Wow, thanks for sharing...he will be in my thoughts, his life will never be the same and for what???

Merisi said...

Oh dear,
my heart goes out to this fellow human being! Imagining the horrors too many people all around the world go through makes one want to cry.

Isabella Snow said...

Jesus, how awful. :(

Blondie said...

How sad! I hope he gets the care he needs--our soldiers give so much more than most of us will ever know!