The Army cards served as a reminder to training cadre that recruit stress was real and should be managed.
The origin of the Starbucks myth is actually well established.
Starbucks employees receive free coffee from the company, and Starbucks allowed its employees to donate this coffee to troops deployed.
The originator of the email later apologized, but the myth that Starbucks once voiced opposition to war veterans persists.
In 2014, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced a $30 million donation to support research into PTSD and brain trauma.