When he returned from his first deployment Connor Martin's brother Kevin Ash wasn't the same. Even though Connor was young he recognized Kevin's increasing anger and isolation.
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He had come back from Iraq and again I was relatively young at the time so I don’t know all of the details but I think that’s, I think that’s about the time that he had some exposure to the IEDs and had some, had some health issues as a result of that and we were starting to see some of that PTSD side effects at that time. And yeah I guess you kind of saw some more of the irritability or the hostility and kind of the seclusion he put himself into or I don’t know where he was just always, he was always happy to be a life of the party type guy you know or spend time with people after that second tour is kind of when he started to go back into his shell a little bit. I didn’t have my brother back the way, the way I had grown up with him so I do have a bit of a recollection of him going this way. And you know just a few experiences I had with him, he was married at the time so we weren’t living together but the few interactions was pretty, I don’t know, he just wasn’t quite himself at that point in time. This video was produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.