I Came Home, But It Wasn't Me : The Memoirs of a Vietnam Combat Veteran as a Recon Scout "Lrrp"
This book describes the experience of the authors war time service in Vietnam. How it changed him into a different person than the one he was before the war. The transition from the person he was into the person he is today with PTSD.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 467g
- 04 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Bruce Wm Taneski
Bruce Wm. Taneski enlisted in the United States Army with his Fathers permission at the age of 17. Inducted in June of 1969 he did his Basic Training at Ft. Bragg NC followed by AIT at Ft. Gordon GA and then was assigned to Jump School at Ft. Benning GA. He arrived in Vietnam 49 days after his 18th birthday. After Vietnam he was assigned to the "Old Guard" 1st Battalion 3rd Infantry Regiment at Ft. Meyer VA. He would finish his Army service as a Military Policeman at Ft. Riley Kansas in 1972. He was married in 1979 and lived in Philadelphia before moving to New Jersey where he still resides with his wife. They have 3 children all girls and 4 grandchildren. After his separation from the service he started having symptoms of PTSD. The Veterans Administration first gave him a diagnosis for the impairment in 1982. He along with other Vietnam Veterans working from the Vet Center at 12th and Arch St in Philadelphia chartered the Vietnam Veterans Assistance Post # 28 of the VFW. After moving to NJ with his family in 1986 he transferred his VFW membership to the Washington Township Memorial Post # 6332 where he remains a life member. He was elected as District 13 Commander for the VFW Department of NJ in 1994. He is a founding sponsor of the United States Army Historical Foundation. Despite his many problems with PTSD and his hearing he was able to have a career as a telecommunications technician he had the same job for 34 years and worked for 11 different companies. He is semi-retired and is still active in Veterans affairs. This is his first book.