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.
USMC Cpl. Chad Eric Oligschlaeger died in his barracks of multiple drug toxicity from PTSD medications.
Sgt. Kyle Q. Hill, 1982-2008
Sgt. Christopher Scott Bachus, 1969-2008
Cpl. Andrew R. White, 1985-2008
Sr. Airman Anthony P. Mena, 1986-2009
USN OS2 Joseph A. McComsey, 1986-2010
USN Corpsman Kelli M. Grese, 1973-2010
LCpl. Ezequiel Freire, 1989-2010
Staff Sgt. James McElroy, 1980-2011
PFC Jacob Sitko, 1989-2011
USMC LCpl. Nicholas Rodriguez, 1987–2011
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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