Two Marine Medal of Honor recipients visited Camp Lejeune to advocate for mental health treatment. Retired Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston and retired Col. Barney Barnum, both living Medal of Honor recipients, spent Tuesday and Wednesday touring Camp Lejeune and talking to Marines and sailors about combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. During an evening dinner, the two took time to encourage spouses, as well as their husbands, to seek treatment if they need it. Both the general and colonel were awarded their medals for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. “You always bring your experiences home with you from war but the big thing is, how do we cope with those things,” Livingston said. “Hopefully talking about that … will hopefully get them to seek help.”
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