war in Iraq http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Returning From War: The Difficulties Of Re-Adjusting To Life In The United States http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/returning-war-difficulties-re-adjusting-life-united-states <p></p><p>For Captain Michelle Matthews, readjusting to home was more difficult than adjusting to war. A reservist with previous active duty experience, Matthews was deployed with the Missouri National Guard to Iraq in December of 2005.</p><p>"Life was a lot easier at war in some aspects," said Matthews. "I didn't have to cook, get gas, pay bills. But we were at war."</p><p>"We were mortared every day," she added. She described a joke about hearing mortars. If you could hear them, you were good. If you couldn't hear them, then you were in trouble.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:37:57 +0000 Camille Phillips 29205 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Returning From War: The Difficulties Of Re-Adjusting To Life In The United States