Looking Back: My life as a Disabled Combat Vietnam Veteran

  • Ken H Pitetti Wichita State University

Abstract

 

This is my personal account and perspective as a disabled Vietnam combat veteran. My intent is to provide insights into how I handled the unique challenges of (1) coming home to an unaccepting welcome of antiwar protests and marches, (2) fighting in a war with no ideological basis and no final resolution of conflict and (3) left with little to no support in coping with the facilitators of post-traumatic stress disorders including isolation, rage, survival guilt, sleep disturbances, nightmares, and “flashbacks”.

 

Author Biography

Ken H Pitetti, Wichita State University

Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

Published
2014-11-09