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    An Army Vet Is Using Tumblr To Put Military Life Into Perspective

    "Knowing you have someone to count on..."

    JustWarThings is a Tumblr that juxtaposes the reality of military service with "inspirational" images that circulate on the Internet.

    After returning home from Iraq, Army veteran Casey Tylek began this project as a way to combat stress and to express the common feelings that many veterans feel today.

    Casey tells BuzzFeed:

    Going to college at UMass quickly revealed a disconnect between myself and my classmates. I'm very proud of my service, and I realize that very few people these days have served. So I started this collection of images to invoke a wide array of memories or emotions. Some hit and some don't, and some seem to resonate more with people than others.

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    "A military working dog keeps a watch over his sleeping handler at an airport."

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    "Flight Medic Jaime Adame treats Cpl Andrew Smith during a Medevac in Afghanistan."

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    "Two mates had an agreement that if one died, the other had to wear a bright dress to the funeral."

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    "82nd Airborne pilot lands where he has to. If you need a Medevac or extraction, these pilots will land anywhere, anytime, to get us out of a hotspot."

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    To support our armed service members, Casey Tylek recommends donating to the Disabled American Veterans.

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