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5 Questions Not to Ask a Veteran

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Veterans come in all sizes, shapes and colors, and of course, branches of the military they served in; yet some of the five worst question to ask any veteran — combat or non-combat alike — are equally painful.

Below are five things to not ask a veteran. 1. “Have you ever shot or killed anyone?” From my experience, this is a veteran’s least favorite question, but is asked by strangers and friends all the time.

The person asking the question really has no idea of how personal and intimate this question is. The manner in which its casually asked can be alarming and can make us distrust the society we’re trying to adjust back into, be it six days or 60 years after our service and sacrifice to our great nation.

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