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DOUG PRICE ……… 1945 – 2016
In remembrance of Doug Price, a Vietnam veteran, a founding board member of Honor for ALL, a generous donor of time and resources, and a tireless campaigner for the dignity of fellow veterans who bore invisible wounds. His friendship and his service will be missed.
Thomas Mahany is graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a former cadet at the United States Military Academy from July of 1965 to April of 1968. In May of 1969 he was deployed to Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. Mahany lost a brother-in-law to suicide after a long struggle with PTSI…
A Brief History Combat Stress
More than 30 centuries ago, long before even the written word Homer talked about combat stress in his epic poems on the Trojan War. During the Civil War soldiers were removed from the front and considered for disability and pensions for Soldiers Heart or “nostalgia”, but in reality combat stress during that time was considered…
STATES JOIN CAMPAIGN TO HONOR INVISIBLE WOUNDS
47 States and both Houses of Congress drop the “D” A WOUND NOT A WEAKNESS The diagnostic term Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was crafted in 1980 by the American Psychiatric Association to commonly describe and categorize the psychological aftermath of experiencing traumatic events. Since, as the result of intensive electromagnetic imaging research, it has been…
Tom Mahany started a hunger strike on Veterans Day 2009 lasting 29 days to draw attention to the issue of combat stress and related suicide. He fasted again in August of 2012, this time for 17 days, when he learned that the number of suicides among active duty service members had doubled from June to…
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