Vietnam veteran comforts Afghanistan vets experiencing mental health challenges as U.S. withdraws

KENS5  |   Zack Briggs  |  5:02 PM CDT August 30, 2021  |   5:14 PM CDT August 30, 2021

The two-decade war has triggered a rollercoaster of emotions for Tony Roman, who fought as a Marine in Vietnam. He’s now helping American troops in hardship.

SAN ANTONIO — The U.S.’s withdrawal from Taliban-governed Afghanistan after 20 years has challenged the mental health of military veterans who’ve served in the war.

The past and present of America’s two-decade conflict in Afghanistan comes with a wave of emotions being felt by veterans from multiple wars.

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