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I will assume by reading a review of Checkpoint One-Four would indicate an interest in a particular traumatic event related to the onset of PTSD. If the one reading this review considers him or herself as having a good understanding of PTSD or is one who knows little of this disorder, will find the reading of this first person chronicle to be intense, graphic, emotional, clinically informative, compelling, and at times, even humorous. More importantly, readers of Checkpoint One-Four will be refunded the value of an education offered from a victim who has suffered the consequences of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In the books Preface the writer makes it clear that his story is intended to "… help you find your way, or point the way for others”. Although this book my solicit many readers with a military background, I believe that there is much to offer those who may have experienced or witnessed murder, kidnapping, spousal abuse, rape, child abuse, or any other atrocity you can think of. It is my understanding that most PTSD victims, however, are born due to the cruelty of war. Mr. McGarrity, a former United States Marine, will describe a pivotal event while serving during the Vietnam conflict. Mr. McGarrity also acknowledges the critical and necessary love and support of family he received while dealing with his disorder. Read this book, you’ll find out what that means.
Review: Checkpoint One Four: A Vietnam Veteran's Chronicle Of Survivor Guilt, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Mending The Invisible WoundUser Review - Judy Abdallah - Goodreads
I loved it. It was brutally honest, gripping and eye-opening. I stayed up all night reading it - I literally couldn't put it down. This explains what it REALLY was like to be in Vietnam during the war! Read full review