Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded above the city on...
Lloyd Dendy had been on a ship coming home when the war in Europe ended [Annotator's Note: 8 May 1945] and President...
After Arthur Jackson got back to the United States [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Okinawa...
Lawrence Angst was promoted from PFC [Annotator's Note: Private First Class] through to Sergeant. Each level bringing a...
Joyce Sherman had a pen pal. She had a cousin who was an Army nurse stationed in Italy and was corresponding with a...
Following the Battle of Bloody Ridge, Robert Addison [Annotator’s Note: with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion] was...
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...
Paul Lefever acknowledged that many men suffered because there was a stigma attached to going to a "flak house" for...
Peter Somogyi and his brother attended the mock trial held for Dr. Mengele. [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele was a...
David Heath transferred to Guadalcanal, 26 miles from the island of Tulagi [Annotator's Note: both in the Solomon...
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....
Dominic Geraci knew there would be an invasion, but did not know when or where. His was in a replacement unit that...
Ittsei Nakagawa never wanted to talk about it [Annotator's Note: surviving the atomic bomb detonation over Hiroshima,...
Robert Powers returned to Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], which had been built up since he had last...
Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
Guy Grenny had a man as a patient who had grown up in California. The man was in the Signal Corps [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Gale Ammerman to describe 17 September 1944, the start of Operation Market...
After training in Wisconsin, Joseph P. Fulco was shipped overseas. He departed on the RMS Aquitania. The trip was the...
Louis Conter arrived onboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor on 5 December 1941 following practice firing and...
Robert Addison [Annotator’s Note: with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion] had his share of close calls on Bloody Ridge...
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...
Ivan Van der Pool believes it is important to study Word War 2. He thinks it is a good training manual for what war is...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
After he left the service, Armiger Jagoe went back to Harvard, but left after a week because he couldn’t sit in 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...

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