Op-Ed: Battling the Stigma of PTSD

Op-Ed: Battling the Stigma of PTSD

This op-ed was published by the Raleigh News & Observer on November 11, 2016. Click here to read it in the N&O.

In the flowerbed of our family home there is a stone marker; we placed it there five years ago in memory of my father after he passed away. Several times a year – on his birthday, the anniversary of his death, and Veteran’s Day – I take a moment to stop by and reflect on the life of a man forever scarred by war....

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My 34 Years with a Disabled Combat Vet

My 34 Years with a Disabled Combat Vet

My father was a Vietnam vet and a double amputee, and The Inherited War is a collection of stories from our lives together. My intention in writing this book is to tell how the Vietnam War affected my dad and how he, in turn, affected his family. It’s my father’s story, seen through my eyes; it’s also the story of my life, in which my dad is a principal character.

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