Mentally ill white man from the middle of nowhere hates himself and finds himself a failure. To try to cope, he alienates others and finally, in a last gasp of his illness, makes up a story about the Air Force and the Veteran's Administration. This action truly illustrates the main character's illness and his need to blame anything around him for all of his failings.
This report prepared by Tyler Durden
Time: 1950s-present. Over forty years surviving with a stress injury(chronic PTSD) caused by training/work as a nuclear fusing specialist on bombs "flown" on SAC B52s in the Cold War, a Korean War veteran struggles with VA to get help. First claim 1976, hassled and withdrew. Second claim in 1999 and still awaiting a decision. Book illustrates long term survival with injury but the cost is high for victim, families, careers, community.
This report prepared by John B. Jaymes