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Interviews

Tom Berger

Tom Berger

teaches veterans and their families about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition he has lived with for more than forty years.

Eddie Black

Eddie Black

consulted a therapist when men in his National Guard unit showed signs of PTSD.

Mary Geddry

Mary Geddry

learned about PTSD so she could help her Marine son.

Shanley Geddry and Mary Geddry

Shanley Geddry and Mary Geddry

love John Geddry very much, and Shanley wants her brother "to live a long, long time and have the perfect friends."

David Houppert and Tom Berger

David Houppert and Tom Berger

are Navy veterans, and experts in the areas of veterans benefits and mental health, who advocate on behalf of veterans and their families.

Adele Kubein

Adele Kubein

prompted an act of Congress to get medical care for her seriously wounded daughter, an Army National Guard veteran.

Patrick Lowe

Patrick Lowe

is a former Army Ranger who, during twelve years of military service, saw more soldiers die in training accidents than in combat.

Anna Monkiewicz

Anna Monkiewicz

was one of the first women to pilot US military aircraft.

Bob Raphael

Bob Raphael

is a Marine Corps combat veteran of the US war in Viet Nam. During his second tour of duty there, he came to believe that the war was wrong. But for more than twenty years, he would not reveal that to any civilian.

Cindy Towne

Cindy Towne

took care of her nephew when his father, a Vietnam veteran, struggled with PTSD.

Fred Towne

Fred Towne

was imprisoned for refusing induction into the Army during the US war in Viet Nam.

Edward W Wood Jr

Edward W Wood Jr

shut out thoughts of his World War II combat experience for decades, until writing became his path to understanding what had befallen him.