Coming to Terms with PTSD, Vietnam Vet Leans on Family for Unconditional Love

Oct 20, 2017

Vietnam veteran Bob Young with his motorcycle at KRCB studios in Rohnert Park
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

Bob Young talks to us about saving lives as a medical corpsman in Vietnam, and taking them too when threatened by enemy soldiers. Years after his combat duty, he found himself diving out of his bed -- as if he was once again under fire. With the help of his family, he's been able to move forward with his life, understanding his PTSD and getting it somewhat under control. Listen to his story below:

On November 9, KRCB will host a showing of highlights from the Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War, and we’ll explore veterans’ issues during a panel discussion that will follow the screening. Join us at the Rialto Cinemas at 7:15 p.m. This event is free of charge; seats may be reserved with Katira Cepeda at (707) 584-2021 or