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Subject Thousands of TICKING TIMEBOMBS are coming home!!
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Original Message Soldier Tells of Combat Stress in Unit

"It drives you nuts. You feel like every step you might get blown up. You just hit a point where you're like, 'If I die today, I die.' You're just walking a death walk," Cross told the hearing.

Former Pfc. Steven D. Green was discharged from the Army for a "personality disorder" after the incident and was arrested in North Carolina in June on rape and murder charges. He has pleaded not guilty in federal court and is being held without bond.

Combat stress is likely to be the foundation of the defense. All are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky.
Mahmoudiya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad, is one of the most dangerous places in Iraq, where bomb and gun attacks by insurgents take place almost daily.

Under cross-examination by defense attorneys, Cross said the unit was "full of despair," and he himself felt he would die at a checkpoint before he could go home. While on patrol soldiers constantly feared for their life, he said.

"I couldn't sleep mainly for fear we would be attacked," Cross said. He said the loss of two soldiers shot at a checkpoint "pretty much crushed the platoon."

The unit went on long rotations through the checkpoints, sometimes spending as much as several weeks without hot food, showers, contact with family and friends back home, Cross said.

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