The invisible scars of war are shared by both the ones who served and the family members who kept things going on the home front. Mary Anne Kreutz has selected the Cpl. Chad Eric Oligschlaeger Foundation for PTSD for her special project to bring awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The foundation was established in honor of Cpl. Chad Eric Oligschlaeger, USMC. Chad served 2 tours to Iraq and was diagnosed with PTSD prior to his 2nd deployment. Chad’s mom Julie Oligschlaeger is a strong woman with a heart of grace, who strives to spread PTSD awareness and bring about change. I attended the 14th Annual PTSD Awareness Foundation Fundraiser and got the chance to talk to veterans who were helped through Chad’s foundation.

This is the year of military families coming together to support each other. To learn more about the Cpl. Chad Eric Oligschlaeger Foundation for PTSD, visit
Please consider donating to the President’s Special Project.
Make checks payable to the VFW Auxiliary Department of CA,
with memo note: "Chad’s PTSD Foundation”.