How My Service In Vietnam Affected Me Years Later

February 2, 2015

Today we would like to introduce you to Pennsylvania resident Craig O. Craig agreed to sit down with AmericasFootprints.com and give us a small glimpse into his past, sharing a moment in his life that he has rarely spoken about.

In this clip, Craig tells us a story about Vietnam that began to haunt him long after his service ended.  Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress, he had to go through years of professional counseling in an attempt to work through many of the issues he suppressed.  

Craig chose to share this private story because he believes he can help other veterans who may be experiencing PST. By revealing his story, he feels others can take comfort in knowing they are not alone.

Here is Craig’s story:

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