This week’s episode was a lot of fun to record. My best friend, fellow Night Stalker, Army Soldier, Flight Lead extraordinaire Tim Denton is with me. He was actually in Episode 2 but this episode was recorded about a month before that one. As you will hear in this week’s episode Tim and I have known each other since 1999 when I joined the 160th SOAR. After I retired Tim continued to serve for another 6 years and retired in 2016.
The thing I really liked about this week was just how natural I’m able to sit with Tim and talk about things that are important to us. One of those is our faith and how it can help those like us work through PTSD. To frame this talk I used an article written by Jeff Strueker, a former US Army Ranger and Chaplain. Jeff has a long history in the military, spending his first 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regiment. After that, he attended seminary and continued to serve our nation as a chaplain. That was when I had a chance to hear Jeff speak at a memorial we had for our friends killed on June 28, 2005, on Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. The article is titled What the Bible has to say about PTSD, and goes into thirteen (13) effects that those with PTSD can experience. Jeff is honest and vulnerable in this article and I encourage my listeners to read it as well.
So as always, grab a cup of coffee and sit back and listen as Tim and I discuss getting old, getting colonoscopies and reflect on some of Jeff’s insights into what God’s word can say to help those that struggle with PTSD.