Category Archives: PTSD
Two weeks and counting. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. Her death was caused by choices she made on her own. President Barack Obama reacted within two days WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama’s thoughts and … Continue reading
Today, I had the honor of standing and saluting a great American hero as he passed through our small Texas town. Unfortunately, that honor had to be done posthumously. Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed last week … Continue reading
A few years ago, I shared the story of my combat puppy. His name was Spooky Voodoolicious McStinkalot. We found him on the side of road after an IED had detonated and killed his mom and many of his litter … Continue reading
I got an email a few days ago from the White House with the announcement that the DoD and VA are funding another PTS and TBI study. The research will cost over $100 million dollars. While this is good news, … Continue reading
That’s what one moron is claiming, at least. [Child porn downloader Juan] Rosa told the judge that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he suffers from his military service prompted him to download and sell child pornography. As a Soldier diagnosed with … Continue reading
If you haven’t had a chance, please go and read my post “SFC Zeke” first. Zeke is one of America’s Vet Dogs. Today, I had an opportunity to hang out with Zeke again. To say that these therapy dogs are … Continue reading
As many of our long-time readers know ChrisG, a former author at Flopping Aces, took his own life in 2009 while suffering from PTSD.
To honor Chris his wife, Shannon Galloway is walking in the “Out of the Darkness Community Walks to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” in her local area.
Hi, everyone. I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ve been busy here in Afghanistan and focused more on my personal blogs, but wanted to give everyone a quick update. Additionally, I want to write something that’s been bouncing around in my … Continue reading
For a year, they had navigated minefields and ducked bullets, endured tedium inside barbed-wired outposts and stitched together the frayed seams of long-distance relationships. One would think that going home would be the easiest thing troops could do.
But it is not so simple. The final weeks in a war zone are often the most dangerous, as weary troops get sloppy or unfocused. Once they arrive home, alcohol abuse, traffic accidents and other measures of mayhem typically rise as they blow off steam.
Saving Soldiers From Mental Effects of War The only words I have are: Godspeed my friend and ShannonROCKS! (yes, 1word!) -Scott