Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bob Page Courageously Relives His Combat-Induced PTSD to Help Others

What can you say when you learn that the guest on the BlogTalkRadio show you co-host with Nancy Brown of has been suffering his PTSD symptoms the last few days due to his upcoming interview on the show?

Thank you, Bob Page, for being willing to suffer to help others.

In the interview Bob talks about his assignment to bodyguard the Jewish chaplain -- the chaplain and Bob had volunteered to move forward with the first Marines entering Iraq when the chaplain who was suppose to go forward quit.

Bob and the chaplain were in some pretty heavy direct fire, and at one point Bob saved the Jewish chaplain's life by digging a hole, throwing the chaplain into it, and covering the chaplain's body with his own.

Then a year or so later Bob caught himself shaking his two-year-old really hard for crying. The next day Bob emailed the VA for help.

Listen to the 30-minute replay of the interview of Bob Page on

And on the VA site you can watch his slide presentation "Iraq Never Leaves Us" or read the transcript of his PTSD experiences.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at LA Internet Business Examiner, Operation Support Jews in the Military, and Fiction Marketing, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.

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