Warriors from the Rez:Defending their own land

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Photographs of Tony Bush as a soldier during his service in Vietnam and as young man wearing a traditional Lakota necklace hanging on the wall of his house in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tony was discharged with Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. After one hundred field missions, preparing bodies of American soldiers for graves registration, seeing a friend get blown apart, and discovering a mass grave, just a few of the horrific highlights encountered during his tour, Tony plunged deep into an alcoholic abuse. In 1975, the military, who didn't have a handle on PTSD back then, had enough and handed him a court martial and a second discharge, this one 'Under Other Than Honorable Conditions', which meant no military benefits. Forty years later Tony still battle the war at home for his military benefits.
Photographs of Tony Bush as a soldier during his service in Vietnam and as young man wearing a traditional Lakota necklace hanging on the wall of his house in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tony was discharged with Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. After one hundred field missions, preparing bodies of American soldiers for graves registration, seeing a friend get blown apart, and discovering a mass grave, just a few of the horrific...
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