Satterly, who grew up in Indiana, served in 美国. 军队 对于 25 years — 20 of those in the most elite and secretive special operations unit.
He led hundreds of missions, and in turn, won many awards — including 5 Bronze Stars, 2 of them for valor.
今天, while he’s no longer on the physical battlefield, Tom Satterly is fighting a different but equally fierce and important fight: He is working to overcome the scourge of PTSD — and not just for himself.
Satterly, a husband and a father, started a foundation to help scores of other American veterans all over the country who are suffering from a profound brain injury — just as he himself suffered from PTSD and is still in the process of addressing.
In a phone interview with Fox News Digital, Satterly described that horrible, bleak moment in August of 2013 什么时候, “shaking, cold and covered in sweat,” he sat alone in a rental car in a parking lot — and took out a gun, intending to take his own life.
“I wasn’t going to leave a note,” as he wrote in his compelling 2019 书, “All Secure,” about the shocking incident.
“‘My last act of selfishness. I figured no one cared anyway. If I felt bad about something, 它是 [for potentially] making a mess for the rental car company to have to clean up.”