General's battle with PTSD leads him to the brink - Article Photos 1/5

In this undated photo provided by Maj. Gen. John Cantwell, the general poses for a formal portrait. The troops Cantwell was fighting alongside in the Gulf War had used bulldozing tanks to bury the man alive. This hand - so jarringly human amid the cold mechanics of bombs and anonymous enemies - was about to wedge itself, the Australian man would write decades later, "like a splinter under the skin of my soul." It would lead, along with other battlefield horrors, to the splintering of his mind and to a locked psychiatric ward. (AP Photo/Maj. Gen. John Cantwell, Sergeant Neil Ruskin) EDITORIAL USE ONLY