(From Memory Lane) Episode 2307b – Why Not Me Lord by Vietnam Vet Ron Mosbaugh

Field Corpsman Ron Mosbaugh in Vietnam

Field Corpsman Ron Mosbaugh in Vietnam

Episode 2307b of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature another story by Ron Mosbaugh, the pride of Joplin, Missouri and all Jasper County.

In this episode, Ron, who has been a frequent contributor to this Podcast will be sharing an original story he composed titled: “Why Not Me Lord.”

He writes with a twofold purpose. Number one was to treat his challenging case of PTSD. Number two is to inform all about the real story of service in Vietnam as a field corpsman with the Marine infantry.

As a reminder, Ron served a 31-year career in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman. His brother Don served a carbon copy of Ron’s career in the Navy. That means they served in the medical field. During those 31 years of service in the Navy, Ron spent thirteen months on the “Green Side” as a field corpsman in Vietnam with Hotel Company, Second Battalion, First Marines in the dangerous I Corps region of northern South Vietnam.

Ron stated that he witnessed things a 19 years old lad should never see. He went out on hundreds of patrols with the Marines and often was confronted with gruesome scenes of death and destruction. He often would be holding the hand of a wounded Marine as they died from their wounds.

All those horrific things he witnessed in combat resulted in a serious case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Ron. When he sought help for his debilitating condition, one of first recommendations he received to combat his PTSD was to write about his memories of those terrible times.

In his story shared in this episode, Ron describes his personal thoughts about the importance spirituality to us all.

Listen to episode 2307b and discover more about Vietnam Veteran Ron Mosbaugh’s story titled: “Why Not Me Lord.”

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