Episode 2593 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Veteran Larry DeLong’s two books about his Vietnam experiences. The featured story comes from the Niagara Gazette and is titled: Vietnam Vet’s new book aims to shed light on PTSD experiences. The story was submitted by Mark Scheer [firstname.lastname@example.org].
According to the story, Larry DuLong served in combat in Vietnam. Along with bad memories he brought home with him a bad case of post traumatic stress disorder. He has battled PTSD continuously since returning home to Niagara Falls.
Larry said this about the scourge of many veterans of other wars besides Vietnam: “There should be some recognition for soldiers that have had or suffered from PTSD, whether it’s a medal or a citation or something,. It’s like an inner wound that you can’t see, but it’s there.”
His new book, No Purple Heart for PTSD — Vietnam War Experiences, offers a vision of the war “from a foxhole and a hospital bed view.”
DeLong’s new book is the second one he has published. He previously released It’s Not Easy Being Me: Bar Hopping Through Life, which chronicles his early days hanging around in bars and nightclubs in the Falls and later owning the Portage House, a bar and adult entertainment nightclub where he and his friends and patrons had a lot of colorful adventures.
Larry wrote this in his book description as to why he endured the difficult process of writing the book: After battling stage 4 throat and tongue cancer, I decided to let the outside world enter into my war chest of dreams, demons, and nightmares. During my care in treatment, I constantly had thoughts of dying. Only then did I decide I no longer wanted to take these secrets to my grave.
Listen to episode 2593 and discover more about Vietnam Veteran Larry DeLong’s two books about his Vietnam experiences.