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Special Report: One soldier's struggle with PTSD (Pt.2)

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Staff Sergeant Billy Caviness Staff Sergeant Billy Caviness
Staff Sergeant Robert Ham Staff Sergeant Robert Ham
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Staff Sergeant Billy Caviness was on his fourth, and ultimately final, tour of duty in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan when a mortar attack blew a hole the size of a fist into his right thigh, severely injuring his groin area.

When Army videographer Staff Sergeant Robert Ham met SSgt Caviness, he set out to tell the story of a Purple Heart recipient who has proudly served his country for 16 years.  Instead, what he discovered was a war hero still fighting – only this time the enemy was inside his home, his dreams, his every waking moment. 

What SSgt Ham uncovered was a soldier's new battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.  The documentary SSgt Ham created changed both their lives. 

The original version runs 9:00, this edited 4:00 version was provided to Hawaii News Now by SSgt Ham.

For more information on post-traumatic stress disorder, go to: www.militaryonesource.mil

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Special Report: One soldier's struggle with PTSD (Pt.1)

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