Saturday, June 4, 2011

Philadelphia News Radio KYW1060 interview with LT Sam Console on TBI

Thank you Pat Loeb for taking the time to come to my home and capture a key piece of the story of my life. The men of Charlie Company, 103rd Engineers, PA National Guard would be proud to know their work in Iraq is being spotlighted in this fine article. Visit the KYW web site for more information about TBI; Post Traumatic Stress; Joblessness; and Homelessness.

Click here for the full story

Click here to learn more about Sam's Iraq War book

More information to follow.


Samuel J Console
1LT, Engineers
Former PA Army National Guard

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Philadelphia area Family Readiness Group to host PTSD event

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Presentation
Coordinated by Blackfoot Angels (Family Readiness Group of Bravo Co, 1-111th INF), Coatesville VA Medical Center, The Vet Center, and VFW Post 845
Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. at VFW Post 845 4601 Lincoln Highway, Downingtown, PA
Please register by sending an e-mail with name and number attending to
You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your registration is accepted.
***Topics discussed: signs of PTSD and how to recognize it, how family members can cope with a loved one with PTSD, and a PTSD Question and Answer Session***
Some Symptoms of PTSD
•    Recurring painful thoughts and memories
•    Nightmares and sleep problems
•    Painful feelings when confronted with reminders
•    Feeling alienated from and distrustful of others
•    Difficulty with intimacy and feeling love
•    Irritability or outbursts of anger
•    Painful guilt and grief feelings
•    Depression or hopelessness

Refreshments will be served. Childcare is also available. (Please indicate your childcare needs in the e-mail, i.e., names and ages of children and any special concerns.)
Please use the e-mail address above or call 610-360-6666 if you have any questions at all about this event.

I'm proud to post this information for our local military families! God Bless the work of Wendy Wright and the Bravo Company FRG Blackfootangels!


Samuel J Console
Former PA National Guard Engineer Officer
Operation Iraqi Freedom III