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Combat Mortuary Services

Combat, by its very definition, has the potential to expose those involved to traumatic events. It always has, and it always will. Stories told by veterans of every past conflict convince us of that fact. Clinicians and researchers who work with today's combat veterans in the wake of two ongoing wars hear these narratives firsthand. In addition, although their accounts include different political and geographical backdrops from those of previous conflicts, today's warriors recount impact events, moral injuries, fatigue, and loss in a manner consistent with those who have gone before them. These factors seem to provide the same threat of developing psychological sequelae from traumatic combat experiences today that they always have.

Knowing this risk, most who have served in combat would agree that there ...

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