Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
John Kerner was in London, England for about ten days. He was on leave and only had to report back when the ship was to...
John Laborde arrived home from his service in the Pacific Theater went back to law school. He feels it was a mistake...
Zhanna Dawson met David Dawson after she arrived in the United States. They met in the Library of Congress while David...
After he was discharged, Thomas Tizzard looked for a job. He worked in New Orleans, Louisiana as a conductor on a...
After the war, William Kahn attended college at the University of Maryland through the G.I. Bill. He worked briefly as...
When Robert Swift had gone into the war he was a farm boy. While he was overseas his brother-in-law talked his father...
After the war, George Griffenhagen went back to pharmacy school. He went to Fresno State for one year then went to the...
Vincent DeSalvo was discharged from the Army Air Forces in February 1946. On the trip home [Annotator's Note: from...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was sent on a 90 day leave after his hospital check out following his return home. He ultimately...
Chester Biernacki returned to the United States and had two companies assigned to him. He then volunteered to go to the...
Edward E. Boyles remarked that about 90 percent of the Japanese soldiers would rather die than bring embarrassment to...
After he was liberated, Anthony Acevedo increased his body weight from 87 pounds to 100 pounds. It took a while for him...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Norris Bucksell says he needs a lot of sleep. He goes to mass every night. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks him...
Once home, Norman Bussel had trouble adjusting. Any sort of noise would set him off. A man slammed the trunk of a taxi...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
Norman Bussel knew he was not going to be very good company if he did not have some alcohol to drink. He would have to...
David Roderick was discharged as soon as the war was over. When he was home he had bad dreams and once he hit the...
Joseph Haines did not notice that he was different when he came home. His mother got kind of scared of him. He was on...
[Annotator's Note: There is an odd tape break which makes it hard to know what is being discussed at first.] Gwendolyn...
Morton Brooks was hospitalized and debriefed in England, and was in the U.K. when victory in Europe was declared. He...
After about three years at sea on different ships, Lewis M. Lee, Sr. went back to Pearl Harbor where he got orders back...
Joseph Daquarna sailed the small submarine tender USS Greenlet (ASR-10) to China and then to the West Coast where he...
Benigno Martinez's point of embarkation was through New York. He returned to the United States aboard the aircraft...
Jacob Finkelstein came to the United States on 18 September 1958. He settled in New York and then moved to New Jersey....
Baptiste Puissegur enjoyed being a civilian after his discharge. He was thankful for the Lord's protection during his...
George Morgan was surprised by the things he did in the Navy. Looking at it from an advanced age, he knows it was a...
Although Leslie Aigner knows that war is wrong, it must be fought when there is injustice on the opposite side. People...
William Epperson matured during the war. Many men showed the effects upon them after they returned home. It was not as...
Edward "Babe" Heffron felt good about being in the airborne with the best unit he could have joined [Annotator's Note:...
Norris Gwin's most memorable experience during the war was when he substituted for a sick man on guard duty. Snipers...
John Nicholas fought in World War 2 because the guys before him had signed up so he had to do so also. He had to fight...
Charles Balaza is concerned that the American government never tells the civilian population what happens during the...
Harold Lightell was changed by the war because of the onset of his PTSD [Annotator's Note: Post Traumatic Stress...
Sherwin Callander's duties transporting men and ships continued through the end of the war. After six years, he was...

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