PTSD

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KUMD talks with Mike Waldron of 23rd Veteran, an organization assisting veterans in their transition from military to civilian life through an innovative positive reconditioning program.

23rd Veteran is hosting a bus ride for veterans for Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair on August 28th.

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You're in your car, headed to the store.

Your boss asks if they can see you for a moment and then asks you to close the door.

You hear a raised voice from outside.

Aimee Bandelin‎

The forecast says it will be sunny and 27 on Saturday.

For many people, the prospect of a ten mile hike, carrying a loaded pack and dressed only in long underwear would be, well ... depressing.

But for the Nearly Naked Ruck Marchers, the weight  they carry (a contribution of $10 equals one pound), represents the weight they carry in the battle against post-traumatic stress.

Photo By: SGT Pablo Piedra

Mike Waldron says combat stress, for soldiers, is supposed to happen.  It's only when it carries over into a person's civilian life that it can become a problem.  Waldron came to grips with his own post traumatic stress and now he's teaching other veterans how to retrain their brains.

You can find 23rd Veteran on Facebook ... and on their website here.