posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 10:32 PM
reply to post by hp1229
Thanks for standing with the troops. and thanks for bringing up ptsd. I have it (Navy), My daughter has it (Air Force - 5 deployments to the middle
East, my dad had it (fireman) my uncle john had it (SWAT team commander)
my dentist had it (Reserve Army - Desert Storm), I'm pretty sure almost every person was in the towers on that day now have it. I am quite certain
every man, woman and child in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Iraq has it (how could they not ?)In my case, probably from long term exposure to my job
while in the Navy - My daughter - dodging sniper rounds to get a cheeseburger and laughing about it? that's not right, anytime. My dad, My uncle,
yeah, no telling what kind of horrific crap they get exposed to. When I was seven, my dad was sent home from the fire station because they're engine
got called to a residence in the middle of a blinding snow storm, three month old baby wrapped in a dry cleaning bag - suffocated. The
ambulance/paramedics spun out on the road, they had to call another one. Three fireman took turns breathing for this infant, for about 20 mins. It was
not successful. He went to his room and sobbed for hours. I didn't understand. My sister who is a registered nurse came over to help my dad out, and
after a while, he was able to grab back his mojo. I didn't get it until my sister explained to me that my dad wasn't sad, he was very angry, at
himself, for having to leave the that child that way. From that point on, my dad went from 'hero' to 'epic' in my eyes, may he rest in peace.
that's PTSD, reliving those types of moments, over and over, because that's the way our frail little minds cope. To me it comes down to this,
especially with road rage, was anybody physically assaulted? No?, then that's the best we can hope for in any situation. Who knows, maybe that guy
learned something about himself that day. We're only human, and you know how hard that can be sometimes right?