Friday, February 19, 2016

PTSD: It's What Happened To You

PTSD: Through the eyes of a door gunner

  • Lu Ann Franklin Times Correspondent
  • Updated 

GARY — Post-traumatic stress disorder “isn’t what’s wrong with you. It’s what happened to you," decorated Vietnam War veteran Jim Chancellor told an assembly Thursday.
"War knows no boundary. We (veterans of all wars) are sewn together with the same fabric, the same thread.”
Chancellor, 66, shared that message Thursday during his presentation “PTSD: Through the Eyes of a Door Gunner” at Indiana University Northwest.
His presentation kicked off the latest exploration of veterans’ issues sponsored by the university as part of yearlong “One Book, One Community” effort. Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, IUN and its surrounding community are exploring the themes of the book Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families.
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