The scars of battle go far deeper than the eye can see.

Returning war veterans may face a multitude of physical and mental challenges. Veterans’ families are often unprepared to deal with a family member who may experience pain, nightmares, feelings of detachment, irritability, trouble concentrating, and sleeplessness. These are some of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).

Experts estimate that between 25% and 30% of Vietnam veterans who fought in combat have symptoms of PTS and the experiences associated with combat. It’s been recently estimated that 30% of combat soldiers returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan are experiencing similar trauma.

You can help provide opportunities for combat-wounded veterans to cope with their stress and trauma by making a donation to the PTSD Resource fund.

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Tears of a Warrior

Offers Hope & Healing to Veterans with PTSD

“Tears of a Warrior: A Family’s Story of Combat and Living with PTSD” is a patriotic book written about soldiers who are called to duty in service of their country. It is a story of courage, valor, and life-long sacrifice. Long after the cries of battle have ended, many warriors return home to face a multitude of physical and mental challenges.

Author Tony Seahorn writes from his experience as a young army officer in Vietnam who served with the Black Lions of the First Infantry Division, which fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war.  He was wounded in action and continues to recover from the physical and emotional scars of combat.

He has experienced the trauma of combat. His experience is painful. 

His story is real.

Janet Seahorn, Tony’s wife and co-author, writes from both the perspective of a wife who has lived for thirty years with a veteran with PTS, and as a professional in human development and neuroscience. Dr. Seahorn’s research has focused on the effects PTS has on the brain, body, and spirit.

“Tears of a Warrior” was written to educate families and veterans about the symptoms of PTS and to offer strategies for living with the disorder. Families and society in general will better understand the long-term effects of combat. Veterans from all wars, regardless of service branch, will benefit by the authors’ experiences and their message of hope.

“If we send them, then we must mend them.”

Recommended by the Secretary of the VA.



If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD and you want information on how to deal with what you’re going through, to learn how to perform a self-assessment for PTS, or to find centers near you that can help, please visit our RESOURCES page.

Feeling anxious or alone due to PTS can lead to thoughts of suicide and is a sign that the veteran is in crisis. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call or visit the Veteran Crisis Line immediately.


If you are struggling with PTSD and need a therapeutic outlet such as sports, arts, and other activities, please reach out to us to discuss your needs. Likewise, if you are interested in participating in our annual charity golf tournament, for free, as a form of Post Traumatic Stress therapy, please contact us.

Our Mission

The mission of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of Purple Heart recipients and other honorably discharged veterans and their families.