I was a platoon medic with the 1st Cavalry Division in 1966, during the Vietnam War ("The Vietnam Women's Memorial: Better Late than Never," May). I suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but didn't realize it until my wife, who is an NP, suggested that I be evaluated. A veterans' center provides me with therapy, which has helped tremendously. I encourage anyone with PTSD symptoms to seek assistance from such a facility.
I was at the ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Vietnam Women's Memorial. The monument is an awesome display and well deserved by our combat nurses.