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Post Traumatic Survival with Marine Corps Veteran Ozzie Martinez

Post Traumatic Survival with Marine Corps Veteran Ozzie Martinez

Update: 2020-07-17
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Marine Corps veteran Ozzie Martinez Jr. was 20 years old on 9/11. He immediately called a recruiter and initiated the process of becoming a Marine. After two back-to-back deployments, Ozzie had been through experiences that lead to him becoming declared 100% disabled due to PTSD. The diagnosis shattered his hopes of becoming a law enforcement officer and sent Ozzie into a deep depression. 

After years of turmoil, Ozzie found the strength to rebuild his life. Today he is leading other veterans through their own post traumatic survival paths through a podcast and his organization, Operation Wet Vet, where camaraderie and recreation allow combat veterans to recover and grow from their own trauma.

Listen in as Ozzie shares his family's story of their lives in Cuba, how they came to this country, his story of service and his openness about his struggles, as well as the extraordinary way he is  continuing to serve through his work today. 

Watch our interview with Ozzie Martinez Jr. on YouTube

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Post Traumatic Survival with Marine Corps Veteran Ozzie Martinez

Post Traumatic Survival with Marine Corps Veteran Ozzie Martinez

Ozzie Martinez, Barbara Allen, Dave Brown