The Grass Swale: Living with Guilt, Depression, and Ptsd
Mickey Thomas, author
At the age of fifteen Mickey loses his older brother who is killed in a car accident; an accident that took split second timing for two cars to come in contact on a remote highway in rural Iowa. At age twenty he arrives in Vietnam as a Marine infantryman. The Grass Swale is a section of a trail in Vietnam that changes the lives of six Marines, including the author, who lives with the mental anguish and nightmares caused by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The walk with Mickey down the grass swale becomes a love story with a girl named Hope.