Veterans Facing PTSD Together – Part 2

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“The Invisible War,” a film about military sexual abuse of women, has been nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature and one in five women in military service who have been the victim of sexual assault.   Incredibly, women who’ve been sexually abused in military service have a higher incidence of PTSD than men who’ve been in combat.

Pat O'Daly, Self-portrait.

Pat O’Daly, Self-portrait.

This week, Pushing Limits tells one of these stories with an interview of Pat O’Daly, a jet engine mechanic, one of the first Air Force women to work on a flight line.  Thirty-five years later, she still deals with PTSD as a result of the sexual harassment and abuse.

We also continue speaking about PTSD with Vietnam-era veterans.  This week, we talk to Jim Swasey and Sunny Campbell.   And, our producer Steve Howdyshell reads and discusses poems by fellow Gulf War veteran, Bob Tryan.

Pat O'Daly, Self-Portrait and Statement

Pat O’Daly, Self-Portrait and Statement

Co-hosted, produced and edited by Shelley Berman, Steve Howdyshell and Adrienne Lauby.

Listen to Part One of this program.

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