I thought this might be interesting for spouses of veterans. The movie Jarhead is based on a section of marines that deployed into the first gulf war. The movie itself is not the typical graphic type military movie, instead it focuses more on the mental changes a soldier endures within a combat zone. The soldiers are in country for about six months or more, and never fire one single shot at an enemy, yet where the movie starts at civilian life and just entering basic training, you can see for yourself the mental changes of before and after, then when they first get into their first operation zone and the mental changes within them. You can clearly identify how their personality changes throughout the deployment by their actions. Basically, you can see certain soldiers developing PTSD if you know what your looking for. The movie does contain a few scenes where they patrol through bodies that have been incinerated by aircraft bombings, more to the point, innocent civilians burnt to death merely trying to escape the bloodshed, nothing more. That is as graphic as the movie itself gets. The movie has been out for a long time now, but I though I should share this with you, as it will help those spouses and carers of veterans better understand the psychological changes a soldier goes through from boredom, dear John letters and so forth. Hell, they even created a sign of girlfriends and wives that sent dear John letters. Another wife sent a movie of her being screwed by her next door neighbour. This stuff is real, and does happen to soldiers whilst deployed. I have seen it for myself. I have seen soldiers change overnight on deployment. If you want the insight, Jarhead is it.