My step dad, whom I call daddy, has PTSD from his tour in Veitnam. He doesn't like talking about it and he is so painfully humble about his accomplishments. He won awards for sharp shooter and was raised to the rank of corporal. It usually doesn't bother him too much untill the 4th of July when people shoot off fire works. He jerks, gets real nervous and fpr weeks will have a hard time sleeping. He told me it was because the fire works reminded him so much of the mortar rounds that would go off over his head all the time. He talks to me about his experiences but he won't talk to anybody else in the family. He acts like he's ashamed that it still causes him to miss sleep and that he still has problems. I so much understand him. I don't know if I make it worse for him when I call him my hero but that is the way I feel. He is a war hero! I am very proud of him because of his bravery and his ability to stay alive in such an aweful place. He's told me how he watched his friends get killed and about the hand to hand combat in the jungle. He admits that he was so scared at times he just about wet himself. Anybody got any words of advise for me in helping my daddy. Perhaps I should just be a good listener.