The Highlands Ranch Herald profiled Ryan and Matthew Mobley in a news story discussing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
On March 24, Staff Sgt. Matthew Mobley accompanied his father Mike for the first five miles of his trek across the country.
The army sergeant’s father is walking to raise awareness about the United States military and military families everywhere.
“He always feels like he needs to do more for us, and this is a good thing for him to do,” Mobley said of his father. “It keeps him active, keeps his mind off of my brother being overseas. It keeps his mind off of me going overseas soon. And it’s for a good cause.”
Mobley, who re-upped with the Colorado National Guard after serving two deployments with the Army, is expected to deploy to Afghanistan sometime in early 2013. His twin brother, Ryan, meanwhile, a sergeant in the Marine Corps, is on his fourth deployment.
Enlisting right after graduation from Highlands Ranch High School in 2004, the brothers have both experienced traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.
“It’s a change when it happens to you,” explained Matthew, “but once you get used to it, it feels like nothing has changed at all. We are so used to it now that when people throw around ‘TBI’ and ‘PTSD’ tags to us, we know we have it but we don’t realize it. There’s a definite adjustment period the first year, though.