The wounds of war are sometimes silent and ominous, stripping their victims of self-expression. This is the story of one man who courageously breaks through the iron barriers of stifled words to reveal his deeply personal battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and maltreatment at the hands of the nation he served. That man is author Greg Hardin, whose candid, insightful narrative depicts what he terms the most heinous crime in America today — the denial of fair treatment under the law for our wounded and disabled veterans who have served in the line of duty and continue to sacrifice for our freedoms.
As a Nuclear Missile Systems Analyst, Greg defended the United States on the front lines of the Cold War, working on the machinery of the apocalypse – in a race against the Doomsday Clock, ticking at four and three minutes to midnight. Then came the call to launch. Was it real or just a drill? Greg did not dare or have time to ponder. In the aftermath of that trauma, as he fell prey to the ravages of PTSD and apathetic healthcare and legal systems, his once promising future abruptly faded before his eyes. Though he does not have physical battle scars, Greg’s wounds are indelible. In his suffering, he reached out, in vain, for assistance.
Now, in his riveting book, Greg Hardin’s voice resonates for those who cannot speak. His account decries the injustices of the government when dealing with our wounded and disabled vets, and assures this often forgotten population that they are not alone. When islands unite, continents are formed.
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