Alpo, not every guy who talks about it is BS , its a big part of PTSD treatment , but picking who you talk about stuff with and where is just as important . and from what i read that sides not taught all that much in the US and so folks have hassles and get shouted down for no reason ..
but yes there are a lot of BS glory hounds out there too , 40 year old 'nam vet's
we recently dug one out who'd been lying to the system since 1946 claimed he joined a militia and got caught by the japs and locked up in changi for 6 years .. he became head of the POW association ... all BS he's now in gaol, 90 years old or not and he'll do 4 more , thats what ya do with the BS'ers
ways to pick te difference
the folks doing the PTSD or ainxiety stuiff will talk military friends and team mates , missions and actions but not the gore etc , they stop there , its not good to dwell on that but the lead up prep , know what you did was correct is settling especially with anxienty folks , We try to teach to be like a steam valve , let it out slow and even , let folks know what you did , they have a interest and let em know your the same as them but your experiences differ, and that the military strengthens your , makes you a bit better
to be proud of thier own service as sometime these illness's trick folks into thinking otherwise
the doofus's who talk BS about killing and such .. BINGO ...