PTSD Awareness Wall

In memory of soldiers everywhere who have fallen to hidden wounds

Each of these ribbons represents a life lost to PTSD. Teal for PTSD, and purple for the Purple Heart each soldier deserves. For every ribbon there are family and friends hurt by PTSD… parents who have buried a child, a child with one less parent, a widow, a sibling, a friend.

Chad O Memorial Ribbon

USMC Cpl. Chad Eric Oligschlaeger died in his barracks of multiple drug toxicity from PTSD medications.

Hill Memorial Ribbon

Sgt. Kyle Q. Hill, 1982-2008

Bachus Memorial Ribbon

Sgt. Christopher Scott Bachus, 1969-2008

White Memorial Ribbon

Cpl. Andrew R. White, 1985-2008

Mena Memorial Ribbon

Sr. Airman Anthony P. Mena, 1986-2009

McComsey Memorial Ribbon

USN OS2 Joseph A. McComsey, 1986-2010

Grese Memorial Ribbon

USN Corpsman Kelli M. Grese, 1973-2010

Freire Memorial Ribbon

LCpl. Ezequiel Freire, 1989-2010

McElroy Memorial Ribbon

Staff Sgt. James McElroy, 1980-2011

Sitko Memorial Ribbon

PFC Jacob Sitko, 1989-2011

Rodriguez Memorial Ribbon

USMC LCpl. Nicholas Rodriguez, 1987–2011

Estrada PTSD ribbon

MSG Fransico J Estrada, 1984 – 2023. He touched a lot of people young and old.

Reilly Memorial Ribbon

Sgt. Shawn “Rangersmurf” Reilly, 1967-2011. Purple Heart, three Campaign Stars, U.S. Army Commendation, Army Achievement, National Defense Service. Combat Jump Wings in Panama Operation Just Cause with 75th Ranger Batallion, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom with 181st Engineer Company

Raising awareness and honoring soldiers

Only 1 in 2 veterans will choose to seek therapy. Half of those left untreated will be crippled by their PTSD. But of those who are treated, 50% say they have received “minimally adequate” treatment.

Don’t let your case become apart of the statistic, you are not alone.

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