ROTC Cadet Makes CAPS Appointment For Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Soldiers standing in a line.

WESTWOOD — Third-year ROTC Cadet Sammy Patriot has been desperately calling the CAPS crisis hotline to speak about his self-diagnosed Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “I don’t think civilians recognize the burden my comrades and I feel every time they come up to us, salute, and say, ‘thank you for your service.’ I get flashes of the field every time,” said Patriot as he endured another grueling day of wearing his uniform on campus. “I’m getting a vision: my Sergeant instructor is yelling at me for having wrinkles in my uniform, and a single tear rolls down my cheek.” At press time, Patriot was spotted outside the CAPS building, squeezing a stress ball while muttering, “you are d-disrespecting a future US army soldier.”