Moral Injury – an Indelible Trauma

Moral Injury – an Indelible Trauma

Killing in combat is inevitable. In the Vietnam War it was a priority. “Body count” was the order of the day every day. To kill a fellow human is unnatural. The result of overcoming that moral aversion and killing a man is a – moral injury – an...
Mania and the Muse

Mania and the Muse

Bipolar disorder defined my life as much as a wheelchair. Like so many others blessed with the curse of bipolar disorder, a.k.a. manic depression, prescription drugs did not help, but left me feeling like my mind had been hijacked and was pulling me deeper into a...
Planting a garden is a renewal of life.

Planting a garden is a renewal of life.

One path to reintegration after deployment is through a garden. While working in my garden last fall I realized I hadn’t thought about Vietnam all day. The fresh air, sun and exercise were only part of the benefits. Providing a place where life could flourish...
Wounded Warrior Project™

Wounded Warrior Project™

Over 47,000 of our nation’s armed forces have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts. Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and...

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