Former Sen. Max Cleland Details Political War Wounds in Memoir: Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

As a young Army platoon leader in Vietnam, Max Cleland sent hours of audio dispatches home to his parents not knowing just how true his words would become. "I'm definitely coming back a little bit differently than when I came here," he said on tape. On April 8, 1968, just days from the scheduled end of his tour in Vietnam, Cleland spotted a hand grenade in the grass as he jumped off a helicopter. It had been dropped by another soldier, and Cleland reached for it, not knowing it was live. In...Full Story
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