Life after war

It was just another drive through Eastern Washington for Jim Narovich, who was heading to a veterans conference in Pasco with fellow vet Christopher Brock.
But for Brock, the dry landscape was a trigger, sending his mind back to the deserts of Afghanistan and to memories he’d rather not relive.
“He took a handful of anxiety pills just to make it through the desert, driving over there,” Narovich said of the trip two years ago.
“There’s things that you avoid, and that’s one of them,” said Brock, sitting next to Narovich recently in a small room at the American Legion Post 43 service office in Sedro-Woolley.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:16am