Category Archives: PTSD

Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder

The Shower Incident – (Part Two)

The morning after the shower was destroyed in the mortar attack I was told my name came up in Morning Formation held in the company area behind CQ, a thing I assiduously avoided as being tedious, depressing and Mickey Mouse. … Continue reading

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The Shower Incident (Part One)

In attempting to write my personal history I frequently kick myself for not keeping a diary or at least a log of events in order to establish the exact dates and proper sequence of events in the telling. In war, … Continue reading

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The Burning Skull

  Just for the sake of posterity, the Burning Skull calls for a reasonable explanation. And, if it is so, that True Stories are The Best Kinds of Stories, the reader might be a bit disappointed in this one. Monsoon … Continue reading

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A Second Opinion

While awaiting Evaluation for PTSD I was, for a long time, ensconced on a mixed ward at the local VA hospital. The other patients had a wide variety of ailments. Smoking was still allowed in the Patient’s lounge. We spent … Continue reading

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The Cleanest Ears

“You have the cleanest ears I’ve ever seen.” That’s what she told me; that’s what she said. She, of course, was a young she-male VA doctor. Her comment struck me as a bit odd. Upon further rumination however, it seems … Continue reading

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I Thank God for Death

I thank God for death several times a day. Sometimes all day. More and more lately I talk to myself; not the running dialog inside my head, but out loud (aloud) so very loud in fact, that sometimes others overhear. … Continue reading

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The Mad Bomber

Daily I find myself in two constant states; simultaneously one of both composition and decomposition. Getting old, my body is quite naturally in a state of slow decomposition while my mind on the other hand is forever aswirl in a … Continue reading

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Know Your Enemy: THE VIET CONG

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Two Books – Same Title

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Page Eleven – A Comparison

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