A news article from The Wall Street Journal reveals a group of Vietnam veterans suing the US government for denying to raise their discharges even when there’s proof that they’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The article states the condition of the lead plaintiff of the case, Mr. Conley Monk of New Haven, CN:
In 2011, Mr. Monk was diagnosed with PTSD attributable to his military service, a condition that has “impaired his ability to find employment and maintain stable relationships,” the suit said.
Military veterans with intense exposure to harsh conditions of combat, such as Mr. Monk, most likely exhibit signs of PTSD, a condition that haunts most soldiers who experienced life-threatening or traumatic events like combat or terrorist attacks. Formerly known as “shell shock”, PTSD is now considered as a serious disorder which undermines and negatively affects the sufferer’s day-to-day life.