The First Word of the <strong>PTSD</strong> Forum From A Vietnam War Veteran

The First Word of the PTSD Forum From A Vietnam War Veteran

July 1, 2011

I am Ron Dzierzynski the Administrator of this website: Military PTSD Forum.  I am a veteran of the Vietnam War  from 1968-1969 , and I too had to make the adjustments, when I came back into society from a conflict on the other side of the world.

I have been tracking closely the plight of the returning veterans, both men and women, who so bravely gave of their time and in some case their lives for their country.  There is an African proverb that states, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try locking yourself in a room with a mosquito.”

This is how I was feeling.  That I was too small to make a difference in the lives of these Veterans,  but this proverb shook me out of that thinking.  Social media is amazing!  There are millions of people with friends and acquaintances, who are all  linked together.  People used to say, “It’s a small world”, and that statement is truer today than ever before.  I am going to start the ball rolling with the blogging on the Military PTSD Forum.  Hopefully as people discover it, or are told where to find it by a friend, and they too pass it on to others who will do the same. If we can get this to happen, this site will grow and start to organize PTSD sufferers from all Wars and professions and backgrounds .

I don’t want this to be my Military PTSD Forum.  I want it to be yours.  The experiences shared here will be yours as well as mine.  I want these pages to tell as many of our stories of what it is really like to be in war and have PTSD.   Supporting the troops takes more than just wearing a ribbon or a bracelet. War leaves scars both physical and emotional and I want outsiders to understand this and understand the consequences and pain, even if they haven’t served.

You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter: @RonDzierzynski

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