Military Death and the Families’ Reaction to Losing Their Loved Ones

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Losing a loved one is always a difficult and traumatic time that every person in his or her life has to go through. People go through many stages of grief and react to death differently. Some people tend to have flat a fleck, while others are seen whaling to miss that loved one. Many people feel an intense sadness or lost when someone close to them dies. This affects the way they react to others, extend of their physical and mental health in which is tested as well the length of healing to get over this devastating time. For this paper I will discuss the effects of Military Death and the families’ reaction to losing their loved ones. Serving your country is one of the best things an individual can achieve. It gives a sense of security to know that you are able to fight for the rights of others and maintain this great level of freedom that our fathers, uncles and brothers fought for in the war. Since 2001, thousands of military soldiers have been shipped to Iraq and Afghanistan, where they have been killed in combat operations, where families of those individuals won’t see them again. Families who lose individuals during war face the similar grievances to that of other families. There are certain unique aspects of military family lost that people should be aware of. One aspect is “military deaths during wartime are part of public events, which diminishes the privacy that families usually have when grieving. The lack of privacy can make it more difficult for the family members and other caring adults to protect children from unexpected or unwanted intrusions into family mourning. A family may prefer that the death be kept private” (Retrieved from http://nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/military_grief_medical.pdf). The only ... ... middle of paper ... ...s emotional experience. As a person we tend to learn as time goes on it gets better. Bibliography Boss, P "Ambiguous Loss Research, Theory, and practice: Reflections after 9/11" Journal of Marriage and Family Vol. 66, No.3 (Aug., 2004) (pg.551-566) Page Count: 16 Corr,C & Corr,D "Death & Dying Life & Living" (seventh edition) 2009 *Part Four-Bereavement (grief, mourning and families’ pg. 267) *Traumatic loss and death pg.271 Lieberman, E.J. "American Families and the Vietnam War" Journal of Marriage and Family Vol. 33, No. 4, Special Double Issue: Violence and the Family and Sexism in Family Studies, Part 2 (Nov., 1971) (pp. 709-721) Page Count: 13 Traumatic Grief in Military Children: Information for Medical Providers the National Child Traumatic Stress Network www.NCTSN.org http://nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/military_grief_medical.pdf

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