Jun 22, 2020
Okay, so a bunch of you IW/21 Gun listeners convinced me to take the hot seat and tell my story. I wasn't psyched about the idea of letting you all into my weird little world... but here goes nothing!
I served as an Air Force C-130 Navigator from 2003 till 2007
until I was medically discharged from PTSD/TBI sustained during
combat operations in Iraq. I found myself deeply depressed and
constantly questioning the events which lead to my AF career ending
prematurely. I had two choices, stay in bed, drink and feel sorry
for myself or dig deep, face the situation head-on and plan out my
new life. Fast forward 10 years and I am now a successful Physician
Assistant with a beautiful family which I adore beyond words.
Lately, we're hearing about 22 veteran suicides a day. It makes me wonder where I would have been a decade ago without the support of a loving family and resources to get back on my feet. How many veterans are left feeling alone and isolated in a sea of civilians who don't speak their language, understand their humor, or share common experiences? So I decided to bring the stories of Post-9/11 Veterans out in the open. I want veterans to share their stories of success and failures and to hopefully shed light on the fact that none of us are alone as long as we call ourselves veterans!
If you like this episode or want to share you story, shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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