shaky Pete syndrome
 n.— «Frank said that also cigarettes were used in place of marijuana at times because they too calmed the men down from the reality that faced them each day. Even with these so-called “stabilities,” some men faced what was known as “Shaky Pete Syndrome.” This was where the soldiers were so terrified that they would fire rounds of their ammunition at anything that moved-be it fellow soldier, enemy, or wild animal, of which there were all kinds.» —“Frank West—a great Vietnam Veteran…“ by brunettesarebest Thru the eyes of a Brunette May 29, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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