Monday, May 2, 2011
I am a Point Man Outpost leader! I have heard about the returning vets who call the vets who want to go to PTSD meetings “Wussies” and such.
Well, it takes a real man to take on the powers and principalities of darkness. Oh, you may be able to hit a man at 300 meters or overpower him with hand-to-hand; but what do you do when in the night you wake up in a cold sweat and wonder why your dreams are destroying your rest – night after night. These night mares include but are not limited to: 1) Killing the same enemy time after time and him not dying, but still coming at you.
2) Then watching hundreds running across an open field at you, alone and you’re out of ammo.
3) Driving into an IED and your buddy just turning into a pink vapor before your eyes, or his brains decorating your uniform.
You wake up tired and after weeks of this life you are exhausted and can’t think straight. Hmm, where is that tough warrior now? I too have recited the warriors 23 psalm, “Ye, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death and I shall fear no evil; because I’m the meanest S.O.B. in the whole damn valley”. Yep, it sounds real brave when you are sitting in the midst of your buddies and drinking a lot and self medicating! Yep, you are a real hero.
Warning! Warning! Warning!
If this is anywhere near what you are experiencing, check yourself! You are about to leap off that high building to prove that your “SUPERMAN”! Or, you are checking to make sure the gun in your hand is loaded and you have just returned from going out to your secret spot and tested to be sure it fires (now you are asking yourself under the chin, temple, or the mouth? Check out the 22 warning signs of PTSD’s and see if you aren’t dealing with more than ANY man can handle on his own! At Point Man we work with the vet to get him/her in touch with how they can deal with this problem.