Here is a good reminder of how our faith and lives are affected by the realities of war. This also offers insight into how to deal with returning soldiers.
Post-Traumatic Faith - Christianity Today Magazine: "As Christians greet and welcome home the men and women who have served in Iraq, we should not be naive about what they have seen and done. Many are committed Christians who will spend the remainder of their lives trying to make sense of the events they have endured. It is work they must labor on with God. Jingoistic, rehearsed responses will only put would-be comforters in the same league as Job's friends. Listen to their stories, and let your life be challenged and changed as God's way is revealed in their lives."