I graduated from Bay Shore High School in New York in 1967 and within a year I was headed to Southeast Asia as a fighting man. I was an average rough and tumble American kid that loved to play sports and was a prime candidate for the military. At the time when the draft was initiated I knew my days were numbered before I was going to war. Without any feasible acceptable options I pushed up my draft and enlisted for two years. Little did I know at the time that my fate was predetermined and fifty years later my experiences would still be front and center for the world to scrutinize. The horror of experiences that I endured and wanted to forget forged a direction in my life that would touch countless lives. Disavowing or ignoring them was not an option yet accepting and embracing them took a lifetime.
Follow my story “ANATOMY OF A MOVEMENT” from its inception to the Walk With Frank movement in our weekly Blog on WalkWithFrank.org. Simply click on the WWFBlog tab to enter a fifty year post trauma perspective of how I view the world and why we find ourselves at this point and time. Insight into my personal 50 year struggle with PTSD along with a retro glimpse of post WWII history and our social struggles today. Along with “ANATOMY OF A MOVEMENT” there will be stories from team members and why and how they decided to join the Walk With Frank movement. Their ideas and vision will be shared along with this years successes and failures in preparation for the March 1, 2019 walk.
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