Vietnam Vet Runs To Fend Off Ghosts Of War

Aug 14, 2015

Frank Bozanich served with the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He came home in 1969 and began long-distance running to fend off what we now call PTSD. Bozanich is competing in the 2015 Senior Summer Games in Reno which kick off Aug. 15. At 71 years-old, Bozanich is still running marathons.
Credit Esther Ciammachilli

Seventy-one year-old Frank Bozanich began his long-distance running career in 1969 when he came home from Vietnam. He says running helps him cope with the residual traumas of war. Today, he lives in Reno and will be competing in the 2015 Senior Summer Games. He stopped by to talk to Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli about his decades-long running career and why the upcoming Olympic style competition is a critical tool for promoting senior health.