Sometimes, I Miss War

Civilians often confuse war with combat — but for veterans returning home, it’s much more complicated

Benjamin Sledge
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readJan 31, 2019

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I screamed as the searing white heat of a bullet ripped through my hip.

No one knows how they’ll respond when injured, but for most, it’s with a string of expletives. True to form, I yelled “fuck.”

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Benjamin Sledge
Human Parts

Multi-award winning author | Combat wounded veteran | Mental health specialist | Occasional geopolitical intel | Graphic designer | https://benjaminsledge.com