From the streets of Baghdad to the rolling hills of Afghanistan High Risk Soldier is the true story of a soldier who overcame PTSD to continue serving his country. Breaking the silence and fighting the stigma surrounding one of the most sensitive subjects in our military and society, High Risk Soldier is more than just a war story. It explores what PTSD looks like from the inside: how it develops, the emotional impact, and, ultimately how to overcome it. A tour de force, brutally honest and visceral from start to finish, this book exists to provide a simple message of hope: PTSD is NOT the end of your story. You can beat it.
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About the Author
Terron Wharton was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His chosen military path began with joining his high school's JROTC program. His mother was not thrilled, but agreed as long as Terron kept his GPA above a 3.0. He first learned about West Point while in JROTC and became the first in his family to attend a service academy. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in International Relations and was assigned to Armor Branch, his first choice. In October 2006 Terron deployed to FOB Rustamiyah in Baghdad, Iraq as a Tank Platoon Leader, leading 16 men and four tanks in combat. This 15 month deployment occurred during "The Surge", a period marked by high levels of violence and viewed as a turning point in the Iraq War. Terron deployed two other times as part of the Global War on Terror. The second was to Baghdad again, this time as a staff officer to one of the largest Coalition bases in Iraq, Victory Base Complex. The third deployment was to Kandahar City, Afghanistan, during which he led over 100 Soldiers as a Troop Commander and lived with over 400 Afghan Police. Terron's time in Afghanistan changed his views on war as much as his first deployment formed them, becoming the driving catalyst behind this book. He presently resides in Leavenworth, KS with his family preparing for his next Army journey. High Risk Soldier: Trauma and Triumph in the Global War on Terror is his first book.