Thursday, September 29, 2016

Duck Dynasty Legacy Of Service Vietnam Veteran to Iraq Veteran Son

Duck Dynasty's Si Robertson Reveals Son Suffers Post-Traumatic Stress From Iraq War
Christian Post
BY STOYAN ZAIMOV
CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
September 29, 2016

"America sends these boys and women to war. They come back. [And when we came back from] Vietnam it was not a good reception. So today, we've gotten better. I've actually been in airports where a soldier walks on a plane, some people out in first class get up and say, 'Hey soldier, take my seat," he told CP.
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Si Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame and actor Kevin Downes take to CP Voice about the new film "Faith of Our Fathers" on July 1, 2015.
"Duck Dynasty" star Si Robertson revealed in a recent interview that his son, a U.S. Army veteran who completed eight tours in Iraq, suffers from post-traumatic stress, and urged Americans to do more to help veterans.

Robertson made the revelation in an interview with FOX411 while promoting his new book, Si-Renity.

"Look, we send them off to war, OK. We send them over there and we ought to look after them when they come back," the reality TV show and outspoken Christian said about veterans.

"My son had that post-traumatic stress from what he saw over there. He did eight tours of Iraq. I hadn't thought about it 'til he had one of those episodes one day. His wife called me, and I went over to help her because he was out of it. And afterward we got to talking and he said, 'Dad, you've got to understand, I've got three years of that in my mind,'" he explained.

The elder Robertson, who is a Vietnam veteran, admitted that he hadn't thought about it in that way until then.

"We have some of our soldiers who've done seven or eight tours either in Iraq or Afghanistan. So they're dealing with a lot of trauma. We need to do a better job when they come back. Take care of 'em better," he said.
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