CBS 60 Minutes…”Coming Home.” Finding a new mission and staying in touch are critical to healing…

by | Mar 9, 2015


Battlefield Cross…  Click highlighted text for more…

 “Coming Home” a CBS 60 Minutes special…click the highlighted text for program video clip… The interviews are a rare opportunity to learn how these soldiers heal from trauma in life after war…

“Scott Pelley revisits men who served in a Marine company that took especially high casualties in Afghanistan; a group he first met five years ago…”

Christian Cabaniss: “What I really hope is, you know, five years from now, they’re still coming together to see each other, to talk to each other. And they’re talking about their kids and the things that are going on in their lives. So they’ve been able to put that experience in perspective and use it as a foundation. Because I’ve said these kids are our next greatest generation, but not necessarily because of what they did on the battlefield. It’s gonna be because of what they did when they got home.”


The power of human connectedness in healing from traumatic experiences, including hard combat, comes through clearly in the interviews of combat veterans by Scott Pelley, CBS 60 Minutes.  Survivors from traumatic events in life will be touched by getting to know the veterans in this heartwarming program.  Each experience in life after trauma shows the value of connecting with others, including former battle buddies and trauma survivors, and in seeking a new purpose in life by making a difference for others.  Finding a new mission is absolutely critical in readjusting to civilian life when coming home.  What happens when you get home is what heals minds and bodies after leaving the battlefield.  Soldiers do not have to be alone when coming home and are able to create close and trusted relationships that are crucial to long term mental health.  The emotional pain never escapes completely from a trauma survivors mind, but is kept at a safe distance once becoming passionate about a new mission in life after war…and staying connected with your battle buddies…”puts you back in the right place.”

Steve Sparks, Author, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story and My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1…

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Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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