Military voices: "I didn't let people in who were trying to help me"
After 12 years of service in the U.S. Navy and military, Kendale Carter received a medical discharge for his PTSD symptoms. When he arrived home, he struggled with his condition while also coping with the death of his younger brother, who died of a brain tumor, and the separation from his first wife. Carter came to StoryCorps with long-time family friend Jenny Greeves to talk about his struggles and what it took for him to persevere.
The story was produced by Andrew Yost for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.
More than a dozen military members and their family and friends came to the KBIA studios in September to take part in StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative, in partnership with the MU Extension Community Arts Project. Through November 20, we’ll be sharing their stories during Morning Edition each weekday at 6:35am, and on kbia.org.