A series of hardships await soldiers who return home, including suicide, domestic violence, and divorce. But there are many ways to lend a hand.
Helen Benedict, professor of journalism at Columbia University, is the author of two books about soldiers and the Iraq War: Sand Queen, a novel, and The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. www.helenbenedict.com
In an exclusive excerpt from The Lonely Soldier about women serving in Iraq, one soldier describes how she protected herself from relentless harassment from her male comrades.