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War Stories by Forrest Frields

March 20, 2013

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Forrest Frields was a Scout Pilot in Charlie Troop. This is his story. War stories and PTSD tales are about releasing the demon energy residing within you. In my case and those cases of friends and co-patients of mine – that energy will never go away – at least not completely. Our only salvation is […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Was the Vietnam War Righteous

July 1, 2012

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I was recently asked by someone as to whether or not I thought the Vietnam War was a righteous war or not. We say that World Wars I and II were righteous because we fought against those who sought to dominate us and then destroy us. We fought against the United Soviet Socialist Republic, the […]

PTSD Through the Eyes of a Child

February 9, 2011

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  Patricia Gaudette (on left) her sister Diane and her Father Phillip Gaudette Sr. Phillip served in Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam from 1970 tp 1971.  Phill suffered from PTSD and the effects of Agent Orange from the time he came back to the states until he […]

PTSD and Memories

October 15, 2010

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If you had read my story about Mission Number 3 when I first wrote it and then again in the last few day you will discover a different ending to the story. For over 40 years, I have believed that as the mission was winding down myself and Bob Fellin were hoisted off the jungle floor […]

Ecstasy and PTSD

August 5, 2010

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A new “study” is out that says Ecstasy may be the cure for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. At first I thought this was some bogus internet listing but after checking with my beloved shrink, I now know the study is real. I have several problems with this. First of all, if we only […]

Panic Attacks and Road Rage

July 28, 2010

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Panic attacks are very scary things. They happen when you least expect them to even if you tried to prepare yourself for them. Panic attacks can be so strong that they take your breath away and give you the feeling that death is just seconds away. As I have said before, I attended classes to learn […]

Why did I make it home and Bill Didn’t

July 28, 2010

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When I use the words him, his, men on this site I mean his/hers he/him/she and men/ women One of the effects of PTSD is the “Why did I make it home and not Bill”. Now Bill has over 58,000 different names. I just used Bill.  No one effect of PTSD is any worse than another. Each […]