The inevitable effects of avoidable wars

“It was like Tom had tried to return home,” says Jacky Sweetnam. “But he didn’t quite make it.” “The Ghosts of Vietnam”

In memoriam to my father who died twenty years ago last week. World War II ruined his life with undiagnosed PTSD, some of the effects of which affected his children.

His brother – my uncle – was a Navy hospital corpsman during the slaughter at Iwo Jima, and was even more afflicted.

Neither of them were ever treated.

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