posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:47 PM
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by usmc0311
Just a example. I don't believe in such a thing as PTSD, but I do believe that people suffer from PTS. I say this because I believe that it is a
syndrome due to the individuals experiance, but it's not a disorder.
Yeah, I have to agree. I'm a Vet. I have a Bronze Star.
If I could hijack your thread, just a little, I'll tell you a little story.
About month after I got out, about 4 months of being back in the States, I took my oldest daughter fishing. We stopped to get bait at a small local
sporting goods store. I parked and we both got out of my car, when a guy started walking HARD at me. He said my name with a "****ing" as my middle
name, with a smile on his face. I did not recognize him, but maybe I did??? He was wearing full camo, backpack, knee pads, black gloves.... full
gear. He was going to be on me in less than 3 seconds, and I had my 8 year old daughter at my side. I smoothly slide my little girl behind me and
took a stance.
This was it, again. Two men meet and one was going to be dragged away by his boots.
He greated my with a handshake and a "How are you?". He was an old friend, whose face I couldn't recall, who grew a beard, who was going
paintballing and needed to pick up some CO2, and he had his dirtbike, hence the backpack. Harmless, just a friend. We said goodbye, and my daughter
and I entered the store to procur some worms...
I sweated a gallon of sweat, my heart was pounding in my shoes. I'll never forget being more scared buying worms than firing rounds in combat.
About a year later this guy came to my house for a birthday party, he asked had I ever experienced PTS and then I told him the story.
I don't think he'll ever look at me the same again.