Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Jack Thornhill was discharged on 15 December 1945 in New Orleans. After being discharged, he went back to Alexandria [...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
George Linker was in his foxhole when he saw three bullets hit right beside him [Annotator's Note: Linker simulates the...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
One of George Kearney's friends, who lives not far from him, was a ban saw operator who cut the notches for the keel...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Lewis Guidry thinks it is very important to keep the history of World War 2 alive. A major message is to always try to...
Through the American Red Cross, Barbara Heming's mother was able to locate her parents. They were living in the very...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Dabney Montgomery had worked out his theory of peaceful protest against unjust segregationist laws well before the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
After the war, Harry Bell kept up with several guys he served with but those contacts slowly faded away except for his...
When they [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and the other former POWs from the Berga concentration camp] left Paris,...
When they were heading to Tonga, Fred Bergeron and the rest of his air group were dropped off in Fiji. They flew some...
George Morgan waited on his orders to attend the Naval Prep School for the Naval Academy. Something was delaying them...
While approaching Wana Draw on Okinawa, George Peto noticed some movement in the brush off to his left. He realized...
When Jack Houston was evacuated [Annotator's Note: from Okinawa] he was taken first to Saipan then to Guam. While they...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Felix Polito was with the Force [Annotator's Note: 1st Special Service Force] when it was deployed to retake Kiska in...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...

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