Veteran’s Story Transforms Into Opera

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Truly inspiring, Iraq War Veteran Brian Castner’s book has followed a pretty interesting path to becoming an Opera. ¬†Share your story anonymously at, who knows what it could lead to. – PTSD United Staff

A Veteran’s Piercing True Story Leaps From Page To Stage

Iraq veteran Brian Castner wrote a book about his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder for his kids, so they could someday know what he’d been going through when he came home from war.

“The first thing you should know about me is that I’m crazy,” Castner writes in the opening passage of his 2012 memoir,¬†The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows. “I haven’t always been. Until that one day, the day I went crazy, I was fine. Or I thought I was. Not anymore.”

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