After The Euphoria, a Letdown

For troops returning from the gulf -- and for their loved ones -- battles loom in resuming normal family life

For the moment, there is giddy elation, as returning Desert Storm troops touch down on American soil to a triumphal welcome of balloons and bands, spouses and children. "As far as I'm concerned, he is a hero," says Bonnie Cutts, 22, of her husband David, also 22, a naval engine mechanic who is expected to return to Charleston, S.C., in the next few weeks. "He'll be a hero for the rest of his life."

But when the hoopla subsides, many families will be left to cope with a host of problems that may catch them by surprise. "Reunion is much more...

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