Written by Avinash Ramsadeen.
After serving in Iraq from 2004-2005 as an infantry soldier, Tom Voss decided to put the war behind him and get his life on track. He enrolled in school, got a civilian job and moved into his own place. However, about a year later the horrors of war started to catch up to him. While overseas he witnessed the deaths of both his platoon sergeant and his squad leader and faced enemy attacks almost daily.
“I was 20 years old when I was there and when you’re in a combat situation, you don’t have a lot of time to process these things,” Voss, now 32, told FoxNews.com.
The emotions that Voss had bottled up started to manifest themselves in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Voss stopped attending classes and withdrew himself from society. He also began to self-medicate with alcohol and would become black-out drunk in order to sleep at night. Voss said he knew his life was spiraling out of control and it was time to seek help.
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