VIDEO: Fox News’ Pete Hegseth opens up about post-traumatic stress after Iraq deployment
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In a new episode of Fox Nation’s “Nuff Said with Tyrus,” decorated Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran and Fox News co-host Pete Hegseth opened up about the challenges facing America’s veterans and his own experience transitioning from military to civilian life.
Hegseth earned his Army commission in Princeton University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. After graduation, a short stint as an investment banker and a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, the Minnesota native volunteered to go to Iraq following the Sept. 11 attacks.
The article goes on to state the following:
He described that time as one of the most significant in his life for its “depth of purpose,” “commitment” and “simplicity.”
Hegseth spoke of what it was like to come back home and try to adjust to civilian life.
“I didn’t adjust. I don’t know that I have fully. I spent a lot of time drinking and laying on the couch,” he said.
Hegseth added, “You’re still processing the fact that a week earlier everything you were doing mattered and was consequential. … All the people you shared these memories with, you might see them in a year at a reunion. And then you’re looking around at a country that mostly doesn’t give a s—.”
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