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Vietnam, PTSD, USMC, Black-Americans and Me
by John H. Jordan
War is hell and, for many of the U.S. veterans who served in the Vietnam conflict, the psychological nightmares rages on even forty years after the last Marine left Saigon. Psychological surveys suggest that some 271,000 veterans of the war may still have full Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. For many vets, the PTSD symptoms are only getting worse with time.
Roughly 11% of Vietnam veterans, over a forty year period, continue to suffer from clinically important PTSD symptoms, either having the full diagnosis or very strong features of the diagnosis that interfere with function. According to new research, for some people it is a condition unlikely to ever go away.
About the Author:
Born in Leland, Mississippi, John H. Jordan has been a resident of Chicago for more than forty-six years. He has observed firsthand some of the social and military movements indicated in this book. He served in the United States Marine Corps for six years (four years active and two years reserve), and was honorably discharged from the military after serving in the Vietnam War. Jordan has a long record of involvement in the transportation industry. He enjoys skiing, tennis, horseback riding, and chess.
(2016, Paperback, 64 pages)