Vietnam pictures and commentary
Gunnery Sergeant Michael Rae, Toledo, Ohio, talks to a WNWO-TV reporter about working as a recruiter when the events of September 11th took place, what it made him feel, learning to not take safety and freedom for granted and sends a message to his family
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Afghanistan – “Being there that day and seeing the things I saw left an indelible mark on my psyche, my soul; I couldn’t get beyond it. The more I thought about it I realized I wanted to give back in some way; I wanted to do everything in my power to make sure something like that could never happen again.”
In an effort to identify and treat Marines who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Navy and Marine Corps have developed certain protocols in recent years. Psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and psychiatric technicians deploy with and also live in regiments on the front lines with troops.
Grit – The Mighty Mite that you are referring to. I once had one of our supply guys searching for the stock # of a radiator for the air-cooled Mighty Mite – he spent two hours on it – boy, was he mad.
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The decommissioning of Navy Hospital ship USS Sanctuary and being towed for its imminent demise to a scrap heap to me is just plain sad. When serving as a grunt with L3/7, 69-70, I had two medivacs onto the Sanctuary, once being treated for jungle rot infection and later for immersion foot. From the surgical staff to the nurses I along with my fellow Marines received the best of care! My salute to the Navy docs and nurses and especially all the bush Corpsman who without them … Ooorah! Semper Fi
No Limitations-adapt,improvise and overcome – UPDATE
I am posting this interesting note from a Marine veteran with his permission. I think there is something to consider here about his report of going through PTSD and coming out smarter, calmer and happier:
Marines come in two varieties…