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When a Doctor Told a Vietnam Vet to “Write Things Down” to Heal from PTSD, Look What Happened! – by Bill Hammond

When a Doctor Told a Vietnam Vet to “Write Things Down” to Heal from PTSD, Look What Happened! – by Bill Hammond

After many years of living with the memories of Vietnam haunting me day and night, lost jobs, lost loved ones, and suicidal thoughts, I was told by a doctor that sometimes just writing things down may help. I also found a marine corps webpage that had a bunch of Nam vets on it, and started writing some of my experiences. Many of them told me that I should write a book…

After Fellow Writing Students Criticized My Story, Saying “Slaves Can’t Think,” I Knew I Had to Write a Book About The Buffalo Soldiers – by Bob Rogers

After Fellow Writing Students Criticized My Story, Saying “Slaves Can’t Think,” I Knew I Had to Write a Book About The Buffalo Soldiers – by Bob Rogers

In Don’s painting, a black soldier leads a saddled cavalry horse. Admiring the flyer, I said to no one in particular, “Someone should write his story.”

Across the room, my wife said, “Why don’t you write it?” Not realizing that she had heard me, my jaw dropped. Huh? Me? The chemistry major, turned soldier, turned IT guy?

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