“How do you make the transition from bullets and blood on the battlefield
to supermarkets, sidewalks, and Sunday school?”— Kenny Harrington
Within these pages is a very personal story of the face of PTSD as seen in the life of a WWII Marine veteran. The book is a sensitive and anguishing unveiling of a soldier returning home from combat, and his personal struggle adjusting to the routines of everyday living. The writing is an effort to show how PTSD, when untreated, leaves its indelible mark on one soldier and his family. My father was a wounded veteran who encountered an unsuspecting enemy when he arrived back on American soil. This was an enemy like none he had confronted on the battlefield, an invisible enemy that tore at his soul. I hope my experience, as the son of that wounded warrior, will provide encouragement and direction to those who may be struggling with the very real and painful injury of PTSD.
As a Viet Nam Veteran, who served with 1st Marine Division, and suffered the effects of untreated PTSD for over thirty years, I found “PTSD UNTREATED-One Family’s Story” to be a valuable tool that brings understanding and healing. It comes with a fresh perspective that brings clarity to the one suffering with PTSD, as well as the effect it has on those in relationship with them. Most importantly, the book delivers hope and action steps toward healing.
Senior Pastor, Pendleton First, Pendleton, Oregon