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The Power of Digital Video to Help Our Veterans Heal: Project Greenlight's "The Present Trauma"

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 12:26 PM

I recently saw "The Present Trauma," an intense short film that depicts the struggles of a young combat veteran coping with the loss of a battle buddy in combat overseas and trying to reconnect with his wife and son back home. The film is a finalist in the Matt Damon...

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This Memorial Day: Listen

(33) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 8:27 AM

Someone recently asked me whether I thought my grandfather and father, General George S. Patton Jr. and Major General George S. Patton IV, had suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Considering that they were both famously aggressive soldiers, veterans of a combined four wars, and famously unsympathetic to what they...

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What Would General Patton Do in Iraq and Afghanistan?

(18) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 5:23 PM

I work with veterans all the time, and one question invariably comes up: How do I think my grandfather, WWII general George S. Patton Jr., would have done in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Since my grandfather died twenty years before I was born, my experience of him...

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