“Lately, I have been plagued by several memories. I am not sure what has brought them on. That isn’t totally true. I have an idea what has brought them on, but to talk about them is not the easiest thing to do…. Running a truck with my friend from August to January helped me get over most of the tension of driving at night. I have learned how to stop the flash back and visions that I would get. And if I couldn’t stop them, he was there to take over the driving.
But, now it is different. I have been home for almost a year now. One would think that anything I experienced over there would have settled down by now, but it hasn’t. Heck, the last time I was shot at was back in August 2004, 3 and a half years ago. But, there are times that I feel like it happened the other day. I am scared to tell anyone of this because I don’t want them to think I am going crazy, and I don’t want their pity. But, how do ya get over it? I wish I knew.”
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