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Military family loses son to PTSD

U.S. Marine Cpl. Wade Austin Toothman takes his own life on Sunday; his family wants to help other veterans suffering from PTSD.

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rena6787 - 10/29/2012 12:45 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of yet another veteran of this country. I can understand his thinking though. I also won't talk about my experiences but for me, it's because I don't want my daughters to know what happened to me and the VA can't guarantee me that they will never see my records. I have, however, been helped by the book Faces of Combat. It was freeing to know that others had the same experience as me. The book also provided me with tips to control my intrusive thoughts and so far, it is working. God bless your family!

Aunt Debi - 10/28/2012 6:03 AM
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AF Vet, Please contact, David Priest, aka "Poppy" @ Patriot Guard Riders. His e-mail address is dwprace@cox.net. Poppy knows exactly what you are going through. the things you have been involved in, gets in your head, you can't get them out. His words exactly, my nephew, Wade Toothman's exact words. Poppy can find that door for you. There is someone listening. We all can help. Prayers from our family to you - Wade's Aunt Debi Hendrix.

AF vet - 10/27/2012 5:00 PM
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I still have those days when I really don't want to be here, but I don't want to have a negative label hung on me. I felt like I was kicked to the curb when I came back to the world, now I've been laid off from a job I could still function at. But A/A just looks at the numbers, not the people.

sheri - 10/27/2012 2:06 AM
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Please have the family get ahold of me! want to help them. I lost my son to PTSD and already have started to help soldiers. sherij5333@otmail.com or Operation.I.V.org. My name is Sheri
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