Army vet uses Tumblr to show civilians the realities of war

After touring Iraq, Army vet Casey Tylek created a Tumblr blog that helps veterans during the transition to civilian life.

Tylek told Buzzfeed he was inspired to begin the page, called justWarthings, after feeling disconnected from his peers at University of Masssachusettes, Amherst because of his military experience.

justWarthings is modeled after the viral internet page justgirlythings, another Tumblr blog that uses stock photos and overlay text to communicate themes that are supposedly universal to teenage girls.

Tylek juxtaposes these images with photos of servicemen and women serving overseas, and the results are sometimes hilarious, but more often sobering.

Here are some images from justWarthings that were featured in a YouTube video from servicegirl94:

Still of justWarthings image from servicegirl94's video

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Still of an image from justWarthings taken from servicegirl94's  video

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Still from servicegirl94's video that includes image from justWarthings

Photo: YouTube

Still from servicegirl94's video that includes image from justWarthings

Photo: YouTube

Still from servicegirl94's video that includes image from justWarthings

Photo: YouTube

Still from servicegirl94's video that includes image from justWarthings

Photo: YouTube

Photo still from servicegirl94's video that includes images from justWarthings

Photo: YouTube

For more of Tylek’s work, check out justWarthings >

For the YouTube video, check out Soldier’s Tribute >

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