WAR TORN Wall Street Journal Veteran PTSD_0000
// THE WALL STREET JOURNAL //
Ian Welch was on his first combat tour in Iraq, waiting to storm across the Diyala Bridge and seize Baghdad, when an artillery round exploded behind him--changing his life forever. Now he and his girlfriend Katie are hoping love can change it yet again.
The following series was developed for The Wall Street Journal depicting the couple's fight through a new war - the war at home - mired in the vast bureaucracy of the VA, navigating the daily struggles of living with post-war PTSD, and finding strength in the bond they share.