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Be prepared to take a trip when reading When Life Was Like a Cucumber by Greg Wyss. This trip will be unlike any one you have ever taken before. That is unless you were in your 20s, living in the late 1960s and early 1970s on the East coast, USA....read more 

  
 
 
Book By Author:  Christopher Oelerich

Merry Christmas and a Happy PTSD
 
 Merry Christmas and a Happy PTSD
 
 Self Help
 
 1492385522 97814923855523
 
 

It's been my experience that most combat soldiers would like to think that their "wars' with the associated problems and issues are unique.  I surely did until I looked back at people I have known who fought in WWII, The Korean War, Vietnam, The Gulf, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  And came to the conclusion after talking to and listening to the various people who had experienced combat and life altering events associated with wars, that PTSD as we have come to know it is essentially the same now as through recorded history. 

I was a twenty year old Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot fresh out of flight school when I arrived in South Vietnam in May of 1969 and was assigned to B Troop 7/17 Air Cav in Pleiku.  I joined the Scout Platoon and spent my entire tour as a Scout Pilot in the Central Highlands, and in that time saw my friends killed, captured, wounded and lose their minds.  I arrived home in May of 1970 my life inextricably altered from my experiences nurturing a serious drinking problem and raging PTSD.  I have attempted to put down in a 'How To' format, how I have dealt with Alcoholism and PTSD over a forty year period and managed to have a very, very good life.

 

 
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Author:  Christopher Oelerich