Military Veterans Using Metal Detecting to help with PTSD

Metal Detecting 4 Veterans - HELPING VETS With PTSD

I am a veteran of the military. I served in the Army Security Agency from 1972-1980. Vietnam was winding down at the time I entered the service and I never did deploy to a combat zone. One thing about being a veteran is that you become brothers with all branches and all members of the military. It is a brotherhood of which I am proud to be part. 

Metal detecting is probably one of the best hobbies you could ever get into. It doesn't matter where you live. Each location has a variety of places to go and different things to hunt. I have not met Terry Soloman personally but he is still my brother in arms. It doesn't matter what branch of service he was in. Terry is doing something special and I am honored to be part of helping veterans who served in combat and have been affected by PTSD. 

Metal detecting takes your mind off of anything else going on around you. You're out in nature, you have to concentrate on what you are doing. There are so many benefits to metal detecting. Great exercise, meeting new people, helping others find lost items that mean something special to them. There is no better feeling than making a return to someone who lost a possession that they cherish. I always tell people when they ask me that metal detecting is like having a birthday every single day and not knowing what your present is going to be. There is no better way to relieve stress than being on the beach at sunrise or sunset. The beauty of a pelican flying by at water level or seagulls feeding on schools of fish is a sight to see. When you find your first real treasure like a gold ring you are hooked for life and there is no escape from the hobby.

Treasure Coast Metal Detectors is proud and honored to be part of Terry's quest to help as many veterans with PTSD as possible. They live all over the United States. Helping each and every one of them with our support is a top priority. No veteran should have to live a life with stress created for them by giving their all to their country. We who have served did so knowing there was a chance to be in a conflict. Some made the ultimate sacrifice. If you would like to be part of Terry's project and make a donation whether it be an old metal detector or a donation to buy metal detecting accessories or metal detectors online, you can contact Terry directly at  We love this hobby and we know the benefits it brings to everyone's health and well being. It is the greatest hobby ever created. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. 

1 comment

  • Les Davy

    Thank you for what you’re doing for veterans. I served for 35 years and retired in 2011. I too have PTSD and I know how rough it can be sometimes. I never thought of this particular hobby, but I will look into it. Thanks again!

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