One last post before I leave Maui! Guess who I met while I was waiting to board the plane? I saw a man in a cap identifying him as a Vietnam veteran. I went up to thank him for his service. Imagine my shock when he told me he was from Ann Arbor! Don Eckley served in the Air Force in Vietnam from 1967-1969 and is active in his local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). He still suffers from PTSD, more than 50 years later. Safe travels, Mr. Eckley!
To find a VVA chapter near you, go to VVA.org.
For information on the long-term impact of PTSD, try this website or call the VA near you: https://www.verywellmind.com/ptsd-from-the-vietnam-war-2797449