The S.C. Combat Veterans Group was organized
at the medical center as a therapeutic
support group for combat veterans suffering
from PTSD. It has grown from a small group
to more than 400 members.
Once the combat veteran is an outpatient at
the hospital, he or she may join the group.
The veteran then joins a peer-to-peer
counseling group that uses humor, music and
an atmosphere of brotherly love to promote
understanding and healing.
The group is
also spiritual, praying together and relying
on their faith through the tough times. It
is easier for the veterans to accept certain
therapeutic actions when coming from someone
who has experienced combat. Group members
continue to participate in cookouts for
churches and hospitals, and attend sporting
events to become more comfortable.
The motto of the South Carolina Combat
"All Gave Some -- Some Gave All -- Some