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View the library's collection of pencil drawings by Vietnam War veteran Rick McCarty (1950-2012). 
 
In 1999, Rick McCarty of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, turned to art to heal the psychological wounds from his combat experiences in Vietnam in 1971. Like many fellow veterans, McCarty suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that causes victims to endure nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbing, anger and hopelessness as a result of living through traumatic experiences, like war and its aftermath. Read an interview with Rick McCarty online through La Salle University's Digital Commons.
 
 
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