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Monday, August 15, 2005

I've got Job Security...

But then I'm a shrink.     Seriously,  though,  I think that the mortuary affairs guys tend to  get the most damaged  by the experience,  especially in a bad war. Brutal, brutal  work.  

Oddly enough,  although not typically a source of PTSD,  the military Psych units are also filled with recruiters


US Marine pleads not guilty in nightclub shooting

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine who was named "Marine of the Year" last month for his service  in raq pleaded not guilty on Monday to attempted murder after he opened fire on a crowd outside a Massachusetts nightclub, wounding two people.

Daniel Cotnoir, who has been treated for post-war stress since serving in Iraq where he worked as a mortician preparing bodies of U.S. soldiers for burial, was accused by police of firing a shotgun from a window of his apartment in Lawrence into a group of revelers early Saturday after having complained to police about the noise....

He is being held without bail for 20 days at Bridgewater State Hospital where he will undergo psychiatric tests to see if he is fit to stand trial, Kelley said....

In an interview with a local newspaper, Cotnoir described collecting bloodied body parts of dead soldiers after blasts in Iraq and said he had sought counseling at a veterans hospital after returning home because his war-time job took a heavy psychological toll on him.