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Honoring Combat Nurses

Nordan, Charles

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: December 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 12 - p 13
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000365163.94341.14

Hillsborough, NC

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.

Charles Nordan

Hillsborough, NC

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