Decorated Army Veteran to Discuss Overcoming PTSD and Moral Injury

Aug 30, 2018 | University Relations

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Sgt. Eric Donoho (retired) will present “Overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury Through Service and Faith” on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall on the University of Dubuque campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Donoho is a decorated Army veteran, philanthropist, photographer, and public speaker.

In 2009, Donoho was medically retired from the Army for a traumatic brain injury, migraines, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to injuries sustained from two improvised explosive devices and one explosively formed penetrator during his 14-month deployment in Iraq.

After realizing he had lost his faith in humanity, Donoho applied for No Barriers Warriors. A program of No Barriers USA, No Barriers Warriors’ mission is to improve the lives of veterans with disabilities through curriculum-based experiences in challenging environments. Donoho credits the community of No Barriers Warriors with providing him positive friendships, inspiration, mentoring, and encouragement to keep climbing in his own life. He has traveled throughout the country sharing his story while trying to make a positive impact in the lives of other veterans.

Donoho is the recipient of the Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal with Star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Valorous Unit Award, and Combat Infantry Badge.

He has a passion for photography and was honored with having his photography shown in the National Exhibit of Veteran Art in Aspen, Colorado, during Art Week. Donoho lives in Indiana with his wife and two children.

The event is sponsored by the Sgt. Jeffrey B. Dodge Veterans Center in conjunction with Prudential, Veterans Freedom Center, Weber Concrete Services, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.