Overcoming Mental Health Struggles in the Military

Military veteran Sgt William G. Altenhofen breaks down the barriers of combat in new book.

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It took a long time to write this book because I knew I would be exposing some of the things that happen in the military that do not ordinarily make the news.

St. Paul Park, MN (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

With military mental health issues plaguing our country, could it be time for Americans to realize the inner workings and gain an understanding of military medical policies?

Illustrating how mental health struggles in the military have a unique impact on soldiers, “The Infantry Adventures of Sgt William G. Altenhofen” tells a personal story about overcoming mental health issues and accomplishing military life. Author Sgt William G. Altenhofen narrates his experiences, depicting his hardships and triumphs. “I wanted people to realize that people with head injuries could function in the military,” Altenhofen said.

Throughout an unconventional military career, Altenhofen showcases his personal story and how it led him to overcome obstacles. After establishing his role, Altenhofen worked diligently to serve his country and was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heat, Air Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation and the Good Conduct Medal.

“I started my military career in the Army Security Agency. I was in it for nine years, I was stationed in Japan, and one day, I was told that my clearance was suspended, which put me out of a job,” Altenhofen said. “In the next four months, I was given a psychological examination, a profile for mental instability.”

“The Infantry Adventures of Sgt William G. Altenhofen” exemplifies the issues and challenges men and women in uniform face on a regular basis. “It took a long time to write this book because I knew I would be exposing some of the things that happen in the military that do not ordinarily make the news,” Altenhofen said.

The Infantry Adventures of Sgt William G. Altenhofen
By Sgt William G. Altenhofen ISBN: 978-1-4907-2067-8
Available at http://bookstore.trafford.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com

About the author
Sgt William G. Altenhofen is a retired military sergeant. He served in Vietnam and taught classes on basic military training.

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