The first PTSD Work group was created and formed by Department of Veterans Affairs' Clinical Therapist Dr. Donald R. Richardson on April 18, 2011. The group consisted of 1 Korean, 1 Iraqi and 21 Vietnam Veterans who met at the VA Knoxville Outpatient Clinic (KOPC) weekly for two hours. LPG was developed in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs' Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), KOPC, the Knoxville Vet Center, Vet to Vet USA and the 23 Veterans of Dr. Richardson's PTSD work group.
Legacy Peer Support Group (LPG) is named in memory of our fallen hero, Vietnam Army Veteran George Thomas, whose courage, integrity, kindness and faith is an inspiration to all. George Thomas is one of the original 23 PTSD Work group members who served a critical role in creating LPG.