USA, Wyman, Maine, on 02/01/2007. Preston Hood, 73 years old, poet when he is in the mood, is impressing by his appearance and his dignity. In 1970, he was 25 while he arrived in the US Navy "seal team two" in Vietnam. He remained there for six months. After the war, he multiplies the jobs, but all of them bring him back to his traumatic experience of war, as a victim of PTSD (Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder). The reception of his own family terrifies him, as he is treated of "baby-killer". He became then a teacher. With the company of children, his flashbacks progressively fade away, and his spirits are better. To exorcize his frights, he writes poems and publishes them in a compilation headed : "A chill I understand". Physically,he us suffering of skin problems at the arms, as they were exposed to agent orange. To speak, to tell, to use words to be quit of pain, such is his therapy.
USA, Wyman, Maine.01/02/2007. Preston Hood 73 ans, po