August 6, 2012
In this Monday, July 23, 2012 photo, Brian Castner poses for a photo at his home in Grand Island, N.Y. Castner, an Iraq war veteran, has written a book entitled "The Long Walk," about his two tours spent finding and disarming bombs and investigating IED attacks. The book also details his post-war struggles with what he refers to as "The Crazy," the emotional and psychological rollercoaster he's enduring with a regimen of running, yoga and writing.
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"The Crazy" is Brian Castner's name for the pressing, constricting feeling in his chest that started after he returned from Iraq, where he commanded Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal units during two tours in 2005 and 2006. Each time the Crazy hit him, it felt like he was having a heart attack