Peter S. Griffin, enlisted in the
U.S. Army on 13 March 1964 and was honorably discharged on 10 March 1967. His unit assignments were Company A, 2/502nd Infantry,
101st Airborne Division and Company C, 2/505th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. On Memorial Day weekend, 1998, he was inducted
into the 502nd Infantry Distinguished Members of the Regiment, Halls of Fame, in a ceremony at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He
served on the 101st Airborne Association, Fort Campbell, Kentucky Monument Committee, helping to establish a Division Monument
to honor all Screaming Eagles, past, present and future.
After discharge Peter Griffin attended
the Police Academy at Syracuse, New York and served as a Police Officer for the Oswego Police Department (New York) for over
ten years. Peter Griffin is the author of When You Hear The Bugle Call: Battling PTSD and the Unraveling of the American Conscience.
According to the book description
of When You Hear The Bugle Call: Battling PTSD
and the Unraveling of the American Conscience, it “is a compelling, poignant and straightforward presentation
of sickness and healing, righteousness opposing wrong doing, and the eventual triumph of the human spirit despite overwhelming
obstacles and barriers. This very personal account of war and its aftermath was written to benefit combat veterans agonized
by severe and chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), composed by one who is living the nightmare, one of their own,
a fellow warrior. In the broader scope, this account is meant to help them, and their friends and loved ones to better understand
this overwhelming psychological, involuntary, and innate response to continual, life threatening situations. This book will
bring them to the realization that they are not alone in their sufferings, help is as close as the nearest Veterans Administration
Medical Center and any caring individual who has read and benefited from the pages of this presentation.
Furthermore, it is meant to assist,
comfort, understand and equally as important, accept those who gave their best to defend and protect us. Its not only the
GI I am talking about but also the police officer, the fireman, and the rescue personnel all those who are damned if they
do and damned if they dont! All the brave men and women who place their lives in jeopardy, everyday, for the sake of others
for the sake of something bigger than self! This presentation addresses every symptom, obstacle or negative circumstance a
PTSD victim will likely experience or encounter, and must overcome, if he or she expects some semblance of peace, love, success,
respect, and dignity in their lives!
Victims of terror and natural disasters
will benefit from this writing as well. In my opinion there is little, if any, significant difference between combat PTSD
and PTSD manifested as a result of traumatic events that occur in the civilian world.
This work is not an ordinary,
run of the mill shoot em up military memoir! PTSD negatively impacts every interpersonal relationship! This book clearly and
frankly relates, in vivid detail, how PTSD affects victims in the work place and social settings. In todays fast paced, very
competitive, high stress work-a-day world virtually every victims well being, employment and/or career is at risk. There are
no immunities or safe harbors! This account addresses those many complex issues and more! All who read this narrative will
profit from its message! Spouses, grown children, friends, relatives, employers, supervisors, human resource managers, co-workers
and the general public will benefit from first hand knowledge and look with newfound compassion and understanding on those
who defend(ed) their life, limbs and freedoms on a daily basis.”