Hill Country Veteran on a Mission to Help Fellow Vets Heal from PTSD

Kevin Taylor

The Art of Healing From War – Free Book Now Available to Vets

Kevin Taylor is a Navy veteran whose seven minutes of combat trauma in 1988 dramatically altered the next 20 years of his life. On July 3, 1988, Taylor was serving as an air radio controller aboard the USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf when an unidentified Iranian jet began closing on the guided missile cruiser. Taylor was the controller who attempted to make contact with the plane multiple times, to no avail. 

Orders were given to fire two missiles at the plane, which all aboard the Vincennes believed was an Iranian fighter jet en route to defend Iranian gunboats threatening oil tankers and Naval ships. The missiles hit its target, which turned out to be an Iranian passenger jet. All 290 passengers and crew were killed.

“My direct combat experience lasted only seven minutes. I spent the 20 years following those seven minutes slowly, painfully sabotaging my life, emotionally hurting anyone who dared to care about me, and unconsciously killing myself,” says Taylor in his book, “The Art of Healing From War.”

More than two decades after his combat trauma event, Taylor helped found HOPE4PTSDVETS.ORG, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a holistic approach to healing and wellness, built on a foundation of peer-driven support that includes meditation and mindfulness training. He also offers equinebased wellness training and a “Special Forces” program comprised of Reiki, yoga and acupuncture treatments.

Taylor, who lives in Wimberly, is providing a free copy of his newly released book, “The Art of Healing From War” to every veteran in America who suffers from PTSD. Taylor says his book combines the warfare strategies and tactics of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and guides readers through a practical battle plan to overcome the invisible wounds of war.

Art of Healing From WarVeterans wounded by trauma who would like a free copy of Taylor’s book can visit HOPE4PTSDVETS.ORG. Visit the website to learn more or make a donation to Taylor’s non-profit organization.

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