About

My name is Josh Walker, and I am a combat veteran of the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division. I deployed to southwest Baghdad during 2005-2006 with 1st Platoon, Alpha Troop, 1/75th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

This is the story of a veteran soldier dealing with PTSD, life, reintegration, society, and more. It is raw, unedited, and honest. I am only now, after six years, coming to grips with the fact that I’m not “normal” anymore.

As you read some of my posts, you’ll see that my symptoms, habits, and thoughts are a result of combat and the military. This blog, in addition to the VA (and very soon a service dog!), is meant to be therapeutic and relieving. Some of the content of this blog will also form the content of a more detailed book.

If you are a soldier that is dealing with issues, check back soon as I am compiling a resources page where you will be able to find more help with different organizations throughout the country.

4 comments on “About
  1. Steve Dalton says:

    Thank you for your service Josh

  2. Josh, my son, Jeff Rentschler, is currently a 1st Sgt at Ft Bragg, has been deployed to Iraq 3 times. His wife, (Capt. Wendi McBride-Rentschler is at Bragg too).Has also served with 101st and 82nd Airborne. Did you/do you know him?

  3. Josh Walker says:

    Sherry, Unfortunately I do not know your son or his wife. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. Rachel Harvey says:

    I really have enjoyed reading your posts so far. God has given me a heart for veterans, even though no one in my immediate family has served. It is very eye-opening to read about your experiences and certainly allows me to know how to specifically pray. You don’t have to feel obligated to say anything, but it helps me to say “thank you” from the bottom of my heart. You (and countless others) have done something, maybe initially for yourself, that is worthy of honor and respect and gratitude. I love my country so much and am forever grateful to live here. Your transparency is helping so many like myself to understand how better to pray and appreciate the service of our men and women in uniform. God bless you and Amy!

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