The Oregon State Bar Association – Jessie Bratcher

Posted: May 1st, 2010

Check out the article on Jessie Bratcher from the Oregon State Bar Association. Bratcher became the first Iraq war veteran in the state — and one of the first in the nation — to successfully claim PTSD as a criminal defense. Bunker Project Executive Director William Brown is cited explaining the effect multiple tours can have on veterans, “The more tours you do, the more amplified your behaviors are going to become…These combat veterans who have PTSD may not necessarily act out when they are in the military, but they are going to pay the price for the frequency of the tours they are doing when they come home.”