This was sent to us from someone that has chosen to remain anonymous. As we all know, OIF/OEF are not the only wars that have left our service members battling PTSD and other combat related injuries. Yet, we are all aware of it not being diagnosed until a few years ago. Before then, it was not mentioned nor heard of as it is now. Many Vet's from the Vietnam era struggled through life battling with PTSD and other issues as they left war and re-joined their families back home. Just know, to all the ones that have served throughout the latest deployments and the years before, you and your families are in our prayers and the support will never end! It's never to late to seek help or to lean on someone!
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and prayers with us.
"I just want to say I think it is great that you are there for each other. My husband is a Vietnam (Marine combat) vet and we did not know what was going on. Now 40 years later, having raised our children through his symptoms, the impact on our lives was huge. We all have different forms of co-dependent behavior. Responding/reacting to the irrational outbursts without understanding or help has left all of us feeling less then we are and fearful. You are in my prayers and I am so relieved to hear you have support of one another."