Military Veteran with Restored Respect
Patriotic, bright and brave, Nicolas came from a military family and signed up after 9/11. However, after many harrowing and horrible experiences, especially in Iraq, his solid base of sensitivities became shaken. His best friend was killed in front of him in battle. When he was returned to the United States, he was so traumatized he could not face simple everyday life. When he did not show up for service, the military declared he did not deserve being called a veteran, erased his service and took away his benefits.
William E. Cassara of William E. Cassara, PC, in Augusta, came to his rescue and convinced the military that Nic did not need to be ostracized, but needed medical help for his breakdown. He fought for Nicolas’ status and benefits and got him help. His efforts helped changed military regulations and helped many others suffering from PTSD.