Tag Archives: Vietnam

"Saigon Steve" & Jan Scruggs — Founder, Vietnam Veterans Memorial

“Saigon Steve” talks with Jan Scruggs about his tour in the Army serving in Vietnam — his interaction with the enemy, receiving the Purple Heart, and his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Most importantly, Jan tells us why and how he conceived the idea of building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC — and… Read More »

Celebration Of Life services at Washington Crossing National Cemetery for Sgt. Thom Shortt

My Vietnam bunkie Marine Sgt. Thom Shortt passed on October 16, 2020. We were together in ChuLai 67-68, then by chance reunited years later at Rolling Thunder® Inc, Chapter 1 PA ‘Demonstration Ride for Freedom’ to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Thom lost his daughter Meghan some years ago and started a foundation in her… Read More »

Hootch Program PTSD Conference, Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D. Secondary PTSD in Vietnam Veteran Wives

Aphrodite Matsakis, PhD, is clinical coordinator for the Veterans’ Outreach Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Matsakis’ will speak on the inner life of combat veterans and their wives and children. Her book, “Vietnam Wives: Women and Children Facing the Challenge of Living with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” is geared to increase a woman’s… Read More »

Family files lawsuit against state police after ‘military style assault’ set off man’s PTSD

Tammi Kaufman said her family set up a memorial to their father in the place where he was shot and killed by state police. “If there is one way I can honor my dad, it would be to prevent this from happening to another Vietnam vet,” Kaufman said. https://bit.ly/3kkSLjR SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnnls7hGYmkQmuFTDDe10g ABOUT WPXI 11 News:… Read More »

SIGNS – Scott Steele – PTSD Awareness

Signs, a powerful song about the struggles of our veterans and those fighting PTSD. A song meant to shed some light on the homeless veterans and those that truly need our help and support. 1 in 4 homeless men are veterans who have fought and served this country. Many battle with PTSD on a daily… Read More »