Inspired by Vets in Her Life, Greenwich Woman Crusades to Help Soldiers Who Suffer From ‘Silent Trauma’

Published in the Greenwich Times For Memorial Day 2022 in Honor of All who Served and Sacrificed.

By Robert Marchant, Greenwich Times
May 28, 2022

GREENWICH — This Memorial Day, Eilhys England Hackworth will be thinking about the veterans in her life — her father, an Army surgeon who landed at Normandy in World War II, and her late husband, one of the most decorated Army officers in U.S. military history.
Her father, Dr. Gerald Haidak, rarely spoke of ...

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The Dynamic Duo

Almost 30 years ago, Colonel David “Hack” Hackworth, America’s most valor-decorated soldier, and journalist Roger Charles formed a lifelong friendship rooted in their individual Vietnam War experiences as well as their shared definition of what it means to serve one’s country, from a military veteran perspective.

Hack was a “maverick,” an officer who came up through the ranks, served in the military ...

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Surprise ~ Surprise

Trenton, New Jersey
It’s early morning as Carole and I sit quietly in her car at the Trenton train station. She’s my girlfriend for over a year now and I love her. We hold hands and kiss. “I’ll call you from Fort Bragg.” Carole drives away, and I step into the station. “Oh. . .” Don Hackett stands there, with his hands jammed in pockets. We know each other from high school, but not that well. “Induction?” “Yeah.” Don’s lanky, ...

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By Brian Delate

The following quote comes from The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. I reflected on these words briefly for my friend Peter Meineck, PhD, professor of classics in the modern world at New York University. For SFTT I felt I had to expand it.

“Every man in the army was filled with tears and so disturbed that they found it hard to leave, even from enemy territory, where they had already experienced misery beyond tears, and considering what future pain ...

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