Former Governor and United States Senator from Nebraska and Medal of Honor recipient Bob Kerrey recently spoke about post-traumatic stress disorder. In the Omaha World-Herald article, Soldier reintegration efforts lauded, author Matthew Hansen mentions:
“It’s nearly impossible to return home from war normal,” Bob Kerrey said Monday during an impassioned speech for an Omaha charity helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Too many Americans expect veterans to deploy, come home and then take off their uniforms and resume their old lives, the ex-U.S. senator, Vietnam War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient told an Omaha crowd.
But many veterans are haunted by a memory “that does not leave them when they sleep,” Kerrey said.
Those memories can “take the joy out of life … make pleasure impossible,” he said.
Read the rest of the article at the Omaha World-Herald