Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Richard Swanson received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal [Annotator's Note: the highest non-combat decoration awarded...
John Nicholas lost touch with his half brother, George Hamaty, for three years during the war. While Nicholas was on...
One of the worst times Philip Schweitzer experienced was the month that he spent on the plateau on New Guinea. Another...
Peter Somogyi and his brother attended the mock trial held for Dr. Mengele. [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele was a...
Roy Uthes arrived in Myitkyinā without any combat experience. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 209th Engineer...
Russell Clay and his wife were together while the USS Helena (CL-50) underwent repairs and upgrades on the West Coast....
Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
Louis Conter arrived onboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor on 5 December 1941 following practice firing and...
Wallace Hurley was discharged at San Antonio after returning to the United States. Men were given various strange...
The fight had lasted a couple of hours during which Thomas Murphy killed or wounded 137 German soldiers with his...
Back in Hawaii, Richard Nummer participated in the preparations for the invasion of Japan. One of Nummer's fellow...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
When he got to San Pedro, California, Jack Gutman realized he had enough points to leave the Navy. He took a train home...
Elizabeth Goldstein struggled with her faith. She commented that she questions God and his reasoning for the horrible...
William Pierce returned to San Francisco in March 1946. He was discharged in April 1946. He was shipped back to New...
Edward Tipper continued his education after the service. He used the GI Bill to receive a Master’s Degree. He...
Allen Pedersen used the G.I. Bill briefly. He quickly obtained a job. It was a little difficult at first but things...
Richard Nummer returned to the United States in July 1946 after being in Japan for nine months. While on the trip home...
Benjamin Carson was on Guam when the war in the Pacific came to an end. All of the ship whistles and horns were blowing...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Harold Lightell served in Belgium after the war as part of the occupation force. The people were wonderful to the...
Bernard Friedenberg passed through Camp Lucky Strike on his way home after the war. He remembers passing the Statue of...
Abe Milkis took a train home from New York. [Annotator’s Note: he arrived in New York after he returned from Europe...
Henry Malec did not have sufficient points to return home immediately after the war ended. He was subject to being...
Burton Johnson remembers when he heard of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. Harry Truman was not a surprise as...
Jack Brukman started law school using the GI Bill. That was interrupted by the sudden death of his father and the...
Alois Kopp returned from the war in a mood to celebrate. He ate and drank far too much and was advised by his father to...
After being injured at Elbe River, Germany, Joseph Venerloh was sent to England to recover in a hospital. He was hoping...
At the conclusion of World War 2, Teddy Kirkpatrick returned to Michigan. He briefly attended the University of...
Peter Harry went to Berlin, Germany after the war ended. He was again driving a jeep for officers. Harry saw many...
Dean Whittaker had been liberated from a prisoner of war camp in Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg,...
Harry Lockhead never considered staying in the Navy after the war ended. He was discharged as a Ship's Cook 1st Class....
Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War 2. In 1942, when General Wainwright [Annotator's...
George Peto has doubts about the mental toughness of today's generation and its ability to wage a war as deadly and...
Samuel Spector recalled hearing of the war in Europe ending and the atomic bombs being dropped. He was in Burma when he...
When he was discharged from Company C, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Floyd Fogg said he "had it good… but...

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