Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Philip Whitman flew a mission to Blechhammer, Germany and they hit bad weather. They got into the clear and a pilot...
Micha Tomkiewicz was about three years old when he was put in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with his mother and...
Richard Yavenue was with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan [Annotator's Note: in the Northern Mariana Islands]. After...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
Darrell Welch flew 61 missions and only had one furlough [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
James Billingsley was on the line and he had fired his rifle so much that he could not touch it due to the heat. The...
Melvin L. Baker was born in November 1919 in Marysville which is near his current home in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. He...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Harold Buell and his fellow "Cactus Airforce" pilots searched the Slot for enemy ships. The enemy had Zero [Annotator's...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
Richard Yavenue and and his unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division] started...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Leon Grunte ended up in London, England and started training to be a nurse. He wanted to stay there. London was fun. He...
The most memorable experience for Samuel Lombardo during the war came when he had to cross a minefield. It was the most...
Russell Clark has no regrets about D-Day. [Annotator's Note: Clark was a medic with Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th...
He never wants to forget how bad war is, and Francis Resta said he will always protest American involvement in...
Robert Marovelli said the PT boats [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boats] patrolled every night, and had to be...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
At Camp Crowder [Annotator's Note: in Neosho, Missouri], Lester Caplan was originally trained as a radio repairman, but...
After returning to the United States for the second time, Gwendolyn Mugliston's family did not play music in their home...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
Chester Biernacki was born in 1922 of immigrant parents. He had an older brother. His family lived in a neighborhood of...
Norman Bussel was born 2 October 1923 in Memphis, Tennessee. His father was in the grocery business. He attended the...
Francis "Fran" Eugene Resta was born in July 1925 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His father was an Italian immigrant who...
Joseph Daquarna was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana in May 1928. His father owned a grocery store and barroom. The family...
Laszlo Schwarc watches movies about the Holocaust with some difficulty, but he no longer wants hatred to be part of his...
One of George Kearney's friends, who lives not far from him, was a ban saw operator who cut the notches for the keel...
Arthur Staymates thought General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] was a great...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Samuel Malta was based in Brooklyn New York as a military escort for the war dead. It was rough duty. He had to sign...
After a trip to Guantanamo Bay [Annotator's Note: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba] and back in the newly commissioned USS Hutchins...
After arriving in the United States in May 1945, Angus Lorenzen crossed the country by train to go to New York City....
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...

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