Friday, January 07, 2011

The War That Comes Home:

There are a few great books out about just this by authors now who were the kids of us Vietnam Veterans and a Country that wouldn't listen to us nor them! One is "Falling through the Earth: A Memoir" by Danielle Trussoni.

Back then, and through the years up to, Finally, these two wars of choice the only civilians listening and joining professions were from the Anti-War movement mostly.

They also started to understand that PTS isn't only something of Wars but happens to many who experience extreme traumatic events or have lives growing up in and that they suffered mostly in silence or if seeking help were misdiagnosed!

How Veterans's PTSD Affects Their Children

January 7, 2011 - This year, all our troops that have been deployed in Iraq will return home. Record numbers of the ones who have already returned -- about one-third -- have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. An unprecedented number of them have committed suicide, and it's quickly becoming clear that our society cannot afford to ignore their invisible wounds -- especially the way we ignored those of our older veterans, namely World War II soldiers.

What words would you use to describe the World War II combat veterans you have known? Humble? Hard-working? Dedicated to their families? Silent about their war experiences?

I'll bet that almost all of us -- especially we children of those veterans -- would agree to the last choice. Our fathers never talked about what they did in the war. {continued with a number of information links}

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