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  • Ken O'Brien
    May 12, 2011 - 10:29

    By the way, the layout of the front page of the Telegram when this story ran was exceptional -- great use of the photo and the arrangement of the text over it.

  • Ken O'Brien
    May 12, 2011 - 10:27

    This is a painful story for the family, and an important one to share. It shows the struggles of those who survived war but were scarred by it. When you think about what soldiers endure in battle, it's a wonder that so many could come back home and pick up life as best they could. They must have seen the world with very different eyes after surviving the battlefields.

  • steve
    May 11, 2011 - 06:55

    I love Canada,I love freedom. Thank you every single solider,young and old,here or passed on.

  • Denis
    May 10, 2011 - 21:28

    A fitting tribute to those who served might be a centre for research into such illnesses, affiliated with the hospital. Perhaps name it after some RNR battle or significant event (anything but 'Memorial' again').

  • Gord Stringer
    May 10, 2011 - 20:50

    I know both Art and Dan and they are men who can speak with some authority on the problems caused by PTSD. They have both served their country well and have witrnessed the devastating effects of this disease. As a retired soldier I have also seen it in friends I have served with, as well, as my father who served overseas in WW II and even now in my son who has served two tours in Bosnia and one in Kosovo. Many of us are not aware of the terrible effects of PTSD, not only on the military members but also their families, and can get only a small idea of it from what we see and hear in the media. Thank you , Art and Dan for helping to shed some more light on this subject and thanks to places like "The Mental" which is doing so much to help our veterans.

  • Randy Steed
    May 10, 2011 - 14:29

    Art, well said. They all deserve more recognition. Today we have a better understanding of PTSD and what it can do in the short term but what about the long term effects. More research is definitely needed. We shouldn't hide past medical issues that may be related to PTSD but rather explore them. (Art, JLC. 1982, rsteed@nl.rogers.com)

  • FRED
    May 10, 2011 - 11:12

    We do not appreciate what our soldiers face when they enter the war or the atrocities that they see daily in their life. We should be doing all we can to help them adjust to normalcy when they come home

  • Eileen
    May 10, 2011 - 10:13

    A remarkable story to share. Lest we forget.