"Seventeen Days Later" is part of an ongoing series, "Vet Views," written by Jacque Dorazio, ALA member and web mistress of Tybee Island American Legion Post 154. The series features interviews with veterans and their life path before, during and after their military service. This article features Jimmy Carter of Tybee Island Georgia and his life changing path in Vietnam. He was part of the first wave of Marines sent to Da Nang's airstrip base March, 1965 - seventeen days after turning 19 years old.. His personal account, with photos he took while in Vietnam, is paired with historical accounts that happened in the states. The interview continues with his approach in the civilian world and how he positively faces PTSD.