Telethon Benefits PTSD Victims

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Actor Alan Alda says roughly 11% of troops serving in Afghanistan and 20% of those who spent time in Iraq return home with post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

There’s a telethon Sunday night (November 10) dedicated to charities helping U.S. war veterans suffering with PTSD.

Alda, who played Hawkeye Pierce on the television show MASH, is a co-host.

He says the telethon will feature some real-life stories from troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, “You’re trained, I guess for good reasons, to not give up and not admit to weakness. But, a trauma to your brain is not a weakness, it’s the same as a wound to your flesh, only sometimes more debilitating.”

Alda was a guest on KMOX’s Charlie Brennan Show.

The “Homeward Bound” telethon airs from 6-10 pm, St. Louis time.

You can find it on The Military Channel or the website

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