Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

Welcome to my website! Did you ever wonder why young soldiers return home "changed" or "different" after their deployment to a war zone? The information found herein may provide an answer. You'll find that most everything is Vietnam War related, but much of what is discussed below also impacts today's soldiers. Please scroll down and peruse the many articles, Vietnam War book reviews, Videos, photos, and of course, information related to my two published books. Thanks for visiting!!!

The Vietnam war story

Invisible Casualties: Surviving Suicide (Huffpost Documentary)

soldiers in sunset


Veterans don’t leave all danger behind on the battlefield.

Once soldiers return home, many suffer mental anguish through PTSD and other disorders that can lead to suicide. The Huffington Post is examining the increase in veteran suicides through its Invisible Casualties series.

“The majority of people who were [medically evacuated] from Afghanistan and Iraq were not [evacuated] for physical wounds but for mental wounds,” said David Wood, HuffPost’s senior military correspondent. “This includes PTSD and traumatic brain injury and various forms of anxiety disorders and a whole range of psychological reactions to being at war.”

While post-war challenges are unique for every soldier, suicide rates are especially high for veterans over 50. Warriors who served in Vietnam often have a unique and difficult way of processing that contentious conflict, according to Tom Berger of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

“The way that our veterans deal with the memories and the trauma and the traumatic experience of [the Vietnam war] … I believe it’s different at the subconscious level, and there’s some other factors — effective states, if you will, in psychological jargon — unique to Vietnam veterans,” Berger said.

See the full conversation about the invisible casualties of war at HuffPost Live HERE.

If you enjoyed this article and want to learn more about the Vietnam War – subscribe to this blog and get each new post delivered to your email or feed reader.   A directory of  all published posts is located to the right of each article and lists them in chronological order – links are live – just click and read.  If you’d rather scroll through every post, then click on the Cherries title at the top of this page and be redirected to my main page…page features the most recent posts – a navigation bar at the bottom is available to help move between the pages.


What do you think about this article?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: