(VOVworld) – Returning home from the war in Vietnam, many US veterans had to turn to therapy to heal the wounds of their souls. The images of the war still haunt their daily lives. It is a mental illness called “Vietnam syndrome”. An organization named “Soldier’s Heart Initiative” was established to help American war veterans relieve their pains. Returning to Vietnam after 45 years, American veteran Howerd Harrison, who used to be a paratrooper medic, wants to visit the place where he was stationed, and the site where his friends died in Binh Dinh province. He went back with his wife, Barbara: “When I came on this trip, one of my goals with my wife Barbara is to get to the place where Chris died and make some sort of memorial. We couldn’t find it exactly, so we stopped for direction. After we arrived there, a gentleman gave us direction and he accompanied us to make sure that we found it. And he identified himself as a sapper”. All the feelings of torment and worry in Howerd’s heart seemed to go away when he met the Vietnamese people’s army soldiers: “We braced, we felt very sincere. He showed no sign of hostility. Later on, I thought as a sapper, he knew many skills, could lay mines and he may have been the person who laid mines to kill my friends. But I felt that was OK because I know he was defending his country”. Barbara felt a sense of relief….