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A recent study polled 304 military veterans on their experiences in a “combat situation,” which the study defined as “any event where the person’s life was put at risk in direct contact with an enemy force (e.g., shooting, bombing, indirect fire, etc.).”
Heart pounding, fear, and tunnel vision are just a few of the physical and emotional responses soldiers reported. 
Upwards of 30% reported fear before and during combat, blowing apart a macho myth that you’re not supposed to ever be scared during battle.

Heart pounding. Fear. Tunnel vision.

These are just a few of the physical and emotional responses soldiers reported upon their first combat experience.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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