Sgt. First Class Javier Gutierrez and Sgt. First Class Antonio Rodriguez were killed in Afghanistan on February 8th and six others were wounded. Despite the press that the war on terror receives, veterans are returning home from deployments to face hardship and uncertainty. “To walk through a city like New York upon return from war, then, felt like witnessing a moral crime…. I was frustrated, coming home, that the American people did not embrace my vision of war,” commented a former Marine. This author delves into the reality of what is it like for deployed troops and admits to how the vast majority of Americans would have the exact same life if the war on terror never existed.