Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in a conservative Christian household, Greg Hardin had a strong sense of his roots and family tradition of service. His father had close ties to Washington and the Pentagon, and his paternal uncles served in World War II. Greg joined the Air Force when he was eighteen and, later, was trained as a Nuclear Missile Systems Analyst. During the Cold War, he was in a race against the Doomsday Clock, never knowing whether the enmity that existed between two superpowers would culminate in a global end-of-time scenario. Greg's responsibilities were far too much for one of his age, but he had no other choice. His and others' fate were defined by chance, as he literally held the world in his hands.
Greg's traumatic war experiences led to the onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which went undiagnosed for over twenty years. To compound matters, a series of legal and health issues that ensued in the war's aftermath deprived him of a future once filled with hope and promise.
While traversing enormous physical and emotional hurdles, Greg attained his R.N., with a view to fulfilling his lifetime objective: being in service to others.
By using his life as an example, Greg hopes that A War of Nerves will inspire other vets who have been silenced by PTSD and unfair treatment under the law to find their collective voice and proactively advocate for veterans' rights.