Sunday Morning Magazine

11/5/23 – Patrick Smithwick

Patrick Smithwick is a husband, dad, teacher, and a writer whose most recent book is “War’s Over, Come Home–A Father’s Search for His Son, Two-Tour Marine Veteran of the Iraq War.” With Veteran’s Day on November 11, Patrick’s story of son Andrew, a vet looking for himself again after facing the atrocities of war, and while battling the grip of PTSD, takes greater precedence. Patrick and his family continue to look for Andrew who they last knew was in Arizona, living day to day. In this story, I hope we’ll think about our veterans who have lived through nightmares and are in need of support that isn’t readily available to them. Patrick talks of seeing that one person on the street and seeing them as a struggling human being.