Monday, March 11, 2013


OMNI PTSD NEWSLETTER #3, March 11, 2013.   Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace.  (#1 Jan. 12, 2012; #2, Sept. 10, 2012).

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“In the North Tower,

He breaks the window glass

Takes one deep breath

Steps out


Past fear

Into weightlessness….”  From “One Way” by Carol Dine, in Poems Against War.

Contents #1

Book:   Philipps, David.  Lethal Warriors
Hidden Battles Documentary Film
Poster Girl Documentary Film
IVAW Outreach

Contents of #2
Chloe Fox: Rev. of Castner, The Long Walk
Suicides July 2012
Women Homeless Veterans
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Book:  Lethal Warriors
Gandolfini’s documentary, Wartorn

Contents #3


Arkansas:  Jacob George, Music and Poetry Performance

Arkansas:  Wounded Warriors Gather

Obama To Troops: More Support

Zoroya, Guilt and PTSD
McClelland, PTSD Spreading to Families


World War II

Animated Film about WWII Battle of the Bulge PTSD

Google Search First Page
Korean War Google Search
Vietnam War Goog;e Search


Soldiers Heart: Songs and Stories of War, Peace and Healing
By Jacob David George

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm until 8:00pm

This will be the first of a couple of live performances in
Fayetteville, Arkansas sharing a new collection of music by
Jacob George and Adam Cox. They wrote the album together
over the winter to help share stories and shine light on the
often dark and misunderstood nature of war. This album
focuses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how we
are all touched by it.
The album title is Soldiers Heart, a
reference to the American Civil War term for PTSD. 

Jacob George is a three tour veteran of Operation Enduring
Freedom (OEF) turned peace activist. He served as a
paratrooper in the United States Army Special Operation
Command (USASOC) between 2001-2004, and was honorably
discharged as sergeant. Jacob is a cofounder of A Ride Till
The End (ARTTE), which is a veteran lead perpetual bicycle
protest of the Afghan War and is based out of Fayetteville,
. The ride began on May 1, 2010 and has covered over
8,000 miles in the U.S. Jacob returned to Afghanistan in the
summer of 2011 with Voices For Creative Nonviolence to work
with and hear stories of Afghans struggling for peace and
has been sharing those stories with music and poetry while
riding his bicycle around the country. The musical platform
is folk/bluegrass in combination with storytelling and
explores the overall impact of war on Afghans, U.S.
soldiers, U.S. citizens and our “enemies”. 

The Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.
1431 S. School Ave., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Wounded Warriors find serenity By: Jim Williamson - Texarkana Gazette.    Eight members of the Wounded Warriors were sitting around a campfire Friday just before noon warming up after an early morning deer hunt near Millwood LakeThe warriors had been taken to the Beard’s Bluff Overlook for an outdoor lunch on the east side of the lake. 
Published: 12/02/2012  Republished in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette minus photos, 12-4-12.   

Obama continues military emphasis [suicide, drugs]
Credit: AP
President Barack Obama speaks to troops, servicemen and military families Friday at the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.
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President Barack Obama continued his emphasis on serving veterans and military families with a visit to Fort Bliss on Friday to announce a new executive order that expands suicide-prevention and substance-abuse services for those who have served in the armed forces.
This story is only available from the archives. Click here to contact the online desk.

Feelings of Guilt May Be Top Factor in PTSD
Gregg Zoroya, USA Today, Nov. 26, 2011, RSN
Gregg Zoroya reports: "The idea of 'moral injury' as a cause of PTSD is new to psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association is only now considering new diagnostic criteria for the disorder that would include feelings of shame and guilt, says David Spiegel, a member of the working group rewriting the PTSD section. Traditionally, PTSD symptoms such as nightmares or numbness to the world have been linked to combat violence, fear of being killed or loss of friends."

McClelland, Mac.  “Hearts and Minds.”  Mother Jones (Jan/Feb 2013).  “PTSD is already at epidemic levels among returning vets.  And now it’s spreading to their families.”  --Dick



Video: StoryCorps Shorts: “Germans in the Woods” | Watch POV ...
Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he ...the viewer -- just as Robertson is haunted still by his memories of that battle. "Germans in the Woods" is an animated short featuring audio from StoryCorps.

1.                             World War II Documentary Sheds Light On Post-Traumatic Stress ...
World War II Documentary Sheds Light On Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Huffington Post | Posted: 05/30/2012 12:39 pm Updated: 05/30/2012 1:08 pm ...

2.                             Veteran, 92, wins disability pay - Los Angeles Times
Jun 17, 2012 – The war gave him flashbacks and nightmares. He flailed around in his sleep, bruising his arms. Memories of being bombed and rocketed ...

3.                             Delayed onset post-traumatic stress disorder in World War II veterans.
by N Herrmann - 1994 - Cited by 46 - Related articles
Delayed onset 
post-traumatic stress disorder is an underreported condition in World War II veterans. There is little agreement about the etiology of this syndrome ...

4.                             PTSD diagnosed in WWII vet, 92 | Nation & World | The Seattle Times
Jun 23, 2012 – But Tech Sgt. Stanley Friedman's post-traumatic stress disorderwasn't from Iraq or Afghanistan. It was from World War II. Stanley Friedman is ...

5.                             WWII and PTSD Through the Eyes of a Daughter: An Interview with ...
Feb 5, 2013 – Carol thought she was the only one. After her paratrooper dad came home from World War II, she didn't understand why her family was so ...

6.                             Walterboro man, 87, finally gets PTSD benefits from World War II ... › News
Feb 11, 2013 – WALTERBORO — In late March 1945, Glenn Chaney witnessed the most famous bathroom break of World War II.

7.                             PTSD may be overdiagnosed, but PTSD deniers are 'wrong ...
Nov 26, 2012 – Why do some people reject the existence of PTSD? ... "The percentage of veterans of World War II and Vietnam who obtained disability ...

8.                             World War II « History of PTSD
WWII differed from previous wars in its use of bigger field weapons and bombs, which placed soldiers at greater risk (PBS, 2003). Additionally, soldiers were ...

9.                             Evolution of Shell Shock to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Nov 20, 2012 – During the early years of World War II, psychiatric casualties had ...Misdiagnosis of PTSD as another preexisting disorder is becoming used by ...
10.                         [PDF] 

USVH Disease of the Week #1: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ...
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For a smaller number of 
World War II veterans, the war trauma memories still cause severe problems, in the form of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.



1.                             Comorbidity of PTSD and depression in Korean War veterans ...
by JF Ikin - 2010 - Cited by 21 - Related articles
Jan 13, 2010 – BACKGROUND: Rates of PTSD and depression are high in Korean Warveterans. The prevalence and impact of the two disorders occurring ...

2.                             Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in Korean ...
by JF IKIN - 2007 - Cited by 25 - Related articles
Korean War veterans who met criteria for a PTSD diagnosis, as defined by a highPTSD Checklist cut-off score of 50 or more, and veterans who met HAD scale ...
3.                              [DOC] 

PTSD KOREAN WAR - Combat Faith
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PTSD FROM KOREAN WAR. Korean combat veteran reports his unit setup a mine field in a narrow gap while they retreated from the rapidly advancing North ...

4.                             Korean War Marine Vet, psychiatrist talks PTSD - Milwaukee VA ... › Local Features
Sep 28, 2012 – Rich Zimmerman was an enlisted Marine in the Korean War who served as a mortar man before becoming a chaplain's assistant. He later ...

5.                             Combat Veterans of Korean War and PTSD | Helping Disabled ...
Combat veterans of the Korean War are often finally diagnosed with PTSD many decades after their service. To help these veterans, call 1-877-617-2170.

6.                             PTSD Statistics in Veterans | Korean War Veterans with PTSD ...
Korean War veterans make up a substantial percentage of PTSD statistics in veterans. For ways you can help disabled veterans, call 1-877-617-2170.

7.                             Evolution of Shell Shock to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Nov 20, 2012 – Misdiagnosis of PTSD as another preexisting disorder is becoming used by ... During the Korean War, the approach to combat stress became ...

8.                             Korean War vet no longer suffers in silence
2 days ago – The Rohnert Park retiree, 82, has written “Hostage of the Mind,” a memoir about his experiences with PTSD following the Korean War and ...

9.                             Supreme Court throws out Korean war veteran's death sentence ...
Dec 1, 2009 – PTSD must be considered by a jury, the justices rule for the first time in a... out a death sentence for a decorated Korean War veteran, ruling for ...

10.                         Korean War Educator: Topics - Health Issues - Post Traumatic Stress
It is entitled, "Korean War Flashbacks: Treating PTSD," published in Mental ... In the weeks and months ahead, the Korean War Educator will be expanding this ...
Searches related to ptsd, Korean War

1.                             A Short History of PTSD - Vietnam Veterans of America
The Official Voice of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. ® ... The fact is, PTSD is a new name for an old story—war has always had a severe psychological impact ...

2.                             Mental casualties of Vietnam War persist
Aug 17, 2006 – In 1990, a national survey concluded that almost one in three (30.9 percent) of those who served in Vietnam came home with PTSD, and 15 ...

3.                             PTSD From the Vietnam War - PTSD - › ... › PTSD and the Military
Jan 29, 2012 – Many veterans have developed PTSD from the Vietnam War. Although some veterans were able to recover from their PTSD, others continue to ...

4.                             Vietnam War Veteran, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military ... › Services  Case Management
Case studies of a Vietnam War Veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how Veterans Inc provided counseling to help him get his life back.

5.                             Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Study ...
by JL Price - Cited by 16 - Related articles
Jan 1, 2007 – Those with high levels of war-zone exposure had significantly higher ...The NVVRS estimated prevalence of lifetime PTSD among Vietnam ...

6.                             Vietnam Veterans, Claiming PTSD, Sue for Better Discharges ...
Dec 2, 2012 – Vietnam War-era veterans, in contrast, have been denied this opportunity for appropriate consideration of the PTSD,” the students said in the ...

7.                             Vietnam War - Veterans Health Council
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an anxiety disorder that surfaces after experiencing a very dangerous, frightening, and uncontrollable event ...

8.                             A daughter faces demons of father's war -
Nov 4, 2012 – It took Christal Presley many years to understand how a war that took ...served on the committee that defined PTSD in the post-Vietnam era.

9.                             Vietnam | History of PTSD Through Warfare
Vietnam. By: Dan Begg. 1959-1975. The figure of the traumatized veteran has become a commonly depicted character in the Vietnam War. PTSD as a clinical ...

10.                         Symptoms of PTSD From Vietnam | › Mental Health
The Vietnam War caused more than 1.7 million American to have PTSD. Although theVietnam War was not the first military conflict where people experienced ...

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1.                                                      Whiting: Vietnam vet copes with PTSD with gritty memoir

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