(LIVONIA) - The Quilt of Valor Foundation's quilts are generally given to veterans wounded - mentally, emotionally or physically - in war; however, the American Combat Veterans of War made an exception for Fred Nolen of Livonia, a long-time psychologist, author and recognized expert on post-traumatic stress disorder.
He was awarded a quilt, emblazoned with the U.S. Marine eagle, globe and anchor for his work with soldiers returning home with trauma.
Bill Rider president of the organization says they select people from across the U.S., determine they were in the military and that were instrumental in helping young warriors get to a place of tranquility, and no one is more fitting then Nolen.
Nolen served in the Army stateside between 1970 and 1972. He has written numerous articles and three books. His most recent book, "Combat Trauma" focuses on post-traumatic stress, something that has captured Nolen's attention since working with returning Vietnam veterans.
He received the quilt on Jan. 26 when he attended the award ceremony in San Diego, California.
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