“Forty-six years ago Patrick J. Hopkins served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine hunkered down during the siege of the Khe Sanh base. His recall of the horror he experienced there led in recent years to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Hopkins is being treated for cancer and for the symptoms of PTSD at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System’s Jefferson Barracks Division in south St. Louis County. A big help for him is visits from Father Stuart King. As the nation celebrates Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11, Father King and other Catholic chaplains at the VA hospitals in St. Louis make a difference in the lives of veterans such as Hopkins.” More