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Hayden resident John Kregar holds a picture of his platoon from the Iraq war and his Marine photo. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder but found comfort and therapy in a poem he wrote about combat.

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Hayden man writes poem to help with war-related PTSD

John Kregar, of Hayden, deals with struggles pertaining to war on a daily basis. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder related to the incredibly difficult situations he encountered while fighting the war in Iraq. Yet he’s found solace in a poem that took him four years to write. The act of writing the poem gave him a form of therapy that encouraged him to move past his strife.


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