Looking Back: My life as a Disabled Combat Vietnam Veteran


  • Ken H Pitetti Wichita State University



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


Department of Physical Therapy




How to Cite

Pitetti, K. H. (2014). Looking Back: My life as a Disabled Combat Vietnam Veteran. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 19(2), 5–10. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/198