Tag Archive: PTSD

5 quotes from families about what the In Memory Day Ceremony meant to them

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  The families and friends who come together at the annual In Memory Day Ceremony on the National Mall are dedicated to honoring the memory of their loved ones who died from service-connected… Continue reading

‘Proud to call him dad’: Son to honor father who lost battle with PTSD

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  “I only have a few memories of my dad because I was only 5 years old when he took his life.”   David Allen Freier knows very little about his father of… Continue reading

They Served Together: Brother honored after losing battle to Agent Orange-related cancer

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Herman Downs was born in Akron, Ohio on September 25, 1947. A graduate of Akron Garfield High School, he was the third of five children. Upon graduation, Herman followed in his older brother’s… Continue reading

U.S. Navy veteran who ‘left his heart and soul in Vietnam’ remembered as hero

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Written by Ann Friel Larry Dean Parr and his twin sister, Linda Parr Lawton were born on August 4, 1947 in Charleston, Missouri to Willis and Muriel Parr.  Larry graduated from high school in… Continue reading

5 Things ‘In Memory’ Gave Families of Vietnam Veterans Who Passed Away After The War

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  “Not everyone who lost his life in Vietnam died there. Not everyone who returned from Vietnam ever left there,” John McCorkle said after hearing the story of Glen Johnson. Glen passed away… Continue reading

‘Vietnam never left him’: Remembering A Quiet Hero

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Glen LeRoy Johnson served during the Vietnam War. It wasn’t known then, but he would have unseen wounds when he returned. Glen Johnson was born July 3, 1949, in Colfax, Wisconsin. He was… Continue reading

Invisible Wounds Require Visible Support

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It’s hard to imagine what the top enlisted man in the Army and a 10-year-old girl have in common. On Thursday morning, those two joined many others to mark National PTSD Awareness Day… Continue reading

A QUIET INJURY: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Most people have heard of PTSD.  This is a common response to an event like being in a battle in Iraq, being shot by a criminal, being raped or surviving a serious car… Continue reading