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Going Back to Viet Nam

By Remy Benoit

From Moni Basu at CNN Troubled vet journeys back to Vietnam -- to offer help.

This comment from Ted Englemann., photo-journalist and Viet Nam historian:

Moni Basu writes on 14 November about former Marine, Kevin Roberts returning to Viet Nam (the proper spelling) to help others. The Vietnamese do not hold American war veterans responsible for the war, but our leaders: Johnson, Kissinger, Nixon, and others.

I doubt Mr. Roberts will have any difficulties in Viet Nam. Since my first return to Viet Nam in 1989, as an American war veteran I have been treated better in Viet Nam than my own country.

For Mr. Roberts and other veterans thinking about going to Viet Nam, they can receive treatment for service-connected PTSD from Dr. Carl Sternberg, an American therapist residing in Ha Noi. Expenses will be covered by the VA-Foreign Medical Program.

Being in Viet Nam can be a very therapeutic part of getting your life back. By itself the trip to Viet Nam doesnÂ’t cure, but it certainly helps. Good luck to Kevin Roberts.
Ted Engelmann

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Presently living in Nha Trang, Viet Nam; employed (Cantho & Mytho),525th MI Group from June-1968toJune1969, then from Jan1972-Nov1972 employed at MACV & USARV. First time, completed with honors, and recognition. Second time, after observation, was discarged with bipolar disease and have been under treatment since. In October 2009, when I had returned to Viet Nam to retire, three retired Viet Nam vets who had been diagnosed with PTSD referred me in 2009 to attend a seven-week course at Where I was discharged with diagnosis of PTSD on 2Jan1010 by Dr. John Schaut, my psychologist. Since then I have been dealing with others in Nha Trang. Most recently a new acquaintance, Michael Cull, a retired PTSD worke who is presetnly retired from assisting others with PTSD (Seattle, WA). referred me to Dr. Carlsternberger, psychologist in Hanoi. at an OSO Facility in Hanoi. I am presently waiting for an appointment with Dr. Carlsternberger. Sincerely, JameslSullivam 563-42-8823 Nha Trang, Viet Nam q

Posted by: JameslSullivan, at 2010-05-23 13:19:19



CORRECTED COPY Presently living in Nha Trang, Viet Nam. Employed (Cantho & Mytho),525th MI Group from June-1968toJune1969, then from Jan1972-Nov1972 employed at MACV & USARV. First time, completed with honors, and recognition. Second time, after observation, was discarged with bipolar disease and have been under treatment since. In October 2007, when I had returned to Viet Nam to retire, three retired Viet Nam vets who had been diagnosed with PTSD referred me in 2009 to attend a seven-week course at North Chicago VA Medical Center, Stress Disorder Treatment Unit 3001 Green Bay Rd. Bldg 7-CD,North Chicago, Il 60064. Upon release, my records were transferred to VA Central California Health Care System, Release of Information, 2615 Clinton Av, Mail Stop:163 BL-4, Fresno, CA 93707 In Chicago, I was diagnosed by Dr. John Schaut with diagnosis of PTSD on 31Dec1009. Since then I have been dealing with others in Nha Trang. Most recently a new acquaintance, Michael Cull, a retired PTSD worke who is presetnly retired from assisting others with PTSD (Seattle, WA). referred me to Dr. Carlsternberger, psychologist at an OSO Facility in Hanoi. I am presently waiting for an appointment with Dr. Carlsternberger. Sincerely, JameslSullivam Maj, USA (Ret.) D/POB: 30Nov34--Seattle,Washington 563-42-8823 Nha Trang, Viet Nam Regret duplicate q

Posted by: JameslSullivan, at 2010-05-23 14:06:29


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