Combat veteran and his wife help others fight PTSD — and find healing and hope

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.

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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.

Tom Satterly during his time in Mogadishu. One of his buddies snapped this photo of him. "You'll thank me for this one day," the buddy told him.

Tom Satterly during his time in Mogadishu. One of his buddies snapped this photo of him. “You’ll thank me for this one day,” the buddy told him. (All Secure Foundation)

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.

I glanced at the phone. The text message was from Jen.

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