Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome/witnessed suicide


Angela wrote at 2007-05-27 21:30:11
Interesting that I ran across this comment. I have PTSD from an event that sounds identical... Same time frame and all. It too was at Fort Dix May of 1981 when a friend fell to her death. I also going through shock, insomnia, anxiety, severe depression and migraines. I am filing a case with the VA and they have denied the event even took place. Just wanted to say... You are not alone and I too face the happen stance of this even. Even 26 years later with great trauma.

Angela wrote at 2007-05-28 22:40:04
That was my friend. I am going through PTSD to this day. I contacted the VA and they claim the event didn't even happen.


Pablo Jasso wrote at 2013-05-17 03:41:42
Angela, My name is Pablo Jasso (El Paso, Tx) and I would like to clarify if we are talking about the same incident. I was at Ft. Dix May 1981 in D-3-5 and I ran over there to assist. Your CQ on duty that night cut his wrists on the window when this happened. I believe you were in "B" company. Please, please call me at (915) 309-0947 or contact me at if you need any assistance. I am hoping you might have any information I may not have. I have researched this since I left the military and keep hitting 'dead ends' or as in your case, denials that this never happened. I have some names.  

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Steve Brungard


After five years of training focused on post trauma and related issues, I did more than collect a few diplomas; I graduated from victim to survivor. It is that personal immersion and accomplishment that brings me to and provides you with an ally.


I hold an associates degree in social science, [Harrisburg Area Community College] and a bachelors degree in social science along with a counselor training certificate in chemical dependency [Penn State University]. I also hold a commission as a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army [honorably discharged] and the best training ever given to any helicopter pilot on earth. It was with that commission and training that I served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia from 1968 to 1970 where I saw much of what happens when a human society disintegrates and human beings are overwhelmed.

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