|•||Two of the vets lodged official complaints about my behavior in Vietnam.|
|•||It was reported that a VA psychiatrist observed one of the veterans making a serious threat to kill me in front of another VA staff member.|
|•||The group made an emotional return to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and filmed a tension-filled special with Ted Koppel on Nightline.|
|•||Vets back home reacted strongly to our trip, many of them negatively|
|•||The editing process to finalize the PBS documentary took over a year — with every decision as to what to keep and what to cut affecting each one of us very deeply.|
|•||Several filmmakers contacted us to express their interest in procuring the rights to produce a movie about our return trip. The discussions among the group members inevitably tapped into our various self-centered interests about having our lives featured in a major film.|
|•||Oh, yes, and we each had our professional and personal lives to pay some attention to…|
I did much reflecting about the trip, about what I had learned — and not learned — about taking vets with varying levels of severity of PTSD back to Vietnam, and worked to refine my conclusions and recommendations for any
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Publication information: Book title: A Vietnam Trilogy: Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress, 1968, 1989, 2000. Contributors: Raymond Monsour Scurfield - Author. Publisher: Algora. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2004. Page number: 187.
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