About this blog

Tell it in Sparta, thou that passes by
Here, faithful to her charge, her soldiers lie.

Simonides, 480 B.C.E

This blog was begun several years ago, while I still worked as a Staff Psychiatrist for the United States Army at Ft. Gordon. It was an outlet – hidden from online search engines – for my frustrations, disappointments and rage that I experienced in the course of my work with veterans and their families.

I am retired now. I am proud to have served as a Flight Surgeon during the Vietnam War but most of all, I am proud to have served the men and women who have given everything in service of our country.

Like Simonides, I want to honor those who have been faithful to their charge.

Dr. Patrick L. Lillard, Photo credit: Augusta Chronicle