Huntsville, AL – Hundreds of thousands of men and women who serve our nation, along with recent military veterans have seen combat. Many have been exposed to horrible, life-threatening experiences, resulting in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Government data shows that PTSD afflicts about 30% of Vietnam veterans,12% of Gulf War veterans, and 20% of Iraqi War veterans.
PTSD can be treated in a variety of ways. Army veteran, Michael Streeter, who lives in Huntsville, was diagnosed with PTSD after serving eventually found his inner peace through yoga.
Michael was living his dream while serving as an army soldier in the 90’s with the 2nd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed all over the world. During his time serving, he got hurt.
“I broke my back on a jump in the middle east,” said Michael. “I fell 100 feet. Then year and a half later, I had a helicopter hard landing crash and hurt a lot of my skeletal system from that too.”
Michael says he loved being a ranger and pushed through for a while, despite his injuries. When he came home in 1999, he had a long road of recovery ahead of him as a result of the accidents. And that’s not all he was dealing with