Speed Killed My Cousin is the story of a young African American woman veteran of the Iraq War and her struggle with moral injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A third generation soldier, the central character courts death by vehicular suicide. Speed explores multiple issues related to war, including the history and otherness of African Americans in the military, and the experiences of women in combat. The secrets that have never been revealed by veterans of the Vietnam War keep those veterans haunted and un-healed. Can we afford a new generation of soldiers that cannot heal?
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