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Tue Sep 30, 2014, 09:58 PM

Soldier's Heart: Jacob George's Sorrowful Ride Till the End

Monday, September 29, 2014

Soldier's Heart: Jacob George's Sorrowful Ride Till the End

by Abby Zimet, staff writer

Oh so heartbreaking to hear of the suicide - or as some call it, the death from moral injuries - of Jacob George, 32-year-old Arkansas farmer, musician, anti-war activist and veteran of three tours of Afghanistan who came home shattered by post-traumatic horror he insisted was not a disorder but a natural human response to inhumanity. George fought hard to heal - riding his bike 8,000 miles over 3 years to sing his songs and tell his stories, testifying wherever he could about the hard truths he'd come to, seeking solace with brothers and sisters who shared his sense of betrayal by his country, returning to Afghanistan to work with young Afghan anti-war activists, and on what he sometimes called his best day, throwing his medals back to the generals who sent him to the wars that broke him. It's only right, note many of the sorrowful remembrances of him, that we honor him by fighting as hard in his name. Rest in peace.



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