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My Ptsd Tv Debut...(covering My Eyes)

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Morning Troops!

Yikes, there's nothing worse than seeing yourself

on TV...what a nerve wrecking experience, but I

did it...was asked to do an interview about

Josh's website and PTSD. Our news station here is

the second largest in the state. Since we are a

city in three states, coverage is massive here,

not only Iowa, but South Dakota and Nebraska...I

knew I needed to try to get the word out if I


So here it is:


The text version is there but if you'd like to

see the video of what aired ...click on the little video camera to the upper right of the picture of Josh....

I also wanted to note that Matt Breen (the news

anchor there who did the story) is very

pro-active about this issue and wants to do

whatever he can to bring awareness to this


We talked at length while he was here, and he

knows his stuff, has done his research .... and

best of all, he is the one they send to do the

political interviews and he can help PRESSURE

those up for election (our GOV wannabe NUSSEL for

one and our local rep KING...neither who have

jumped onboard with our Vet issues).

....anyway, he left this on Josh's website for

anyone interested...and I personally give my

thumbs up if anyone would like to enlighten him

as to their story w/PTSD (be it a Vet, or family

member of a Vet):

Doing something meaningful

Matt Breen

First, let me offer my condolences to Randy and

Ellen, Josh's parents. As a father of three

myself, I couldn't imagine what the loss of a

child would do.

I didn't know Josh. That is to say I didn't know

him until his aunt, Julie Westly, started talking

to me about him. She spoke glowingly about his

singular committment to his country and his

selfless service in the Army Reserve. Julie also

vowed that his death wouldn't have been in vain.

Too often we talk about the sacrifice our

soldiers make, every day, to ensure we have the

freedoms we enjoy. But, rarely do we do something

about it. Here's my contribution... I want to ask

Josh's fellow soldiers, who are undoubtedly

suffering from PTSD, to call me. I want the

opportunity to talk directly with those soldiers

affected to bring attention to the disorder. Too

many are suffering silently.

For those willing... my information is as


Matt Breen

Evening News Anchor


3135 Floyd Blvd.

Sioux City, IA 51108

1-800-234-5848, x-223


Please feel free to share this with your other

groups...it really is an opportunity to be heard,

and let this nation know what is happening under

their noses.

I'm doing some revamping of Josh's website, so if

you've not visited in a while, be sure to check

back now and then and let me know what you think.

Ideas are always very welcome and appreciated.

Love to all.....

Goaling to Make a Difference,


Fight for Our Vets, They Fought for YOU!




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