Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Dean Whittaker had been liberated from a prisoner of war camp in Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg,...
Kenneth F. Thomas believes the war matured him and he feels fortunate that he made it through the war alive. He met...
Mario DeCarlo's most memorable experience of World War 2 was when he was wounded and witnessed dying men in the field...
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...
Murray Stein believes that America is the best place to live in the world. He speaks to students regularly about...
John J. Cupina could not wait to drink a milk shake when he returned home. He was discharged in June [Annotator's Note...
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...
After his discharge, Frank Pantuso rode a bus back home to San Antonio [Annotator's Note: San Antonio, Texas] where he...
Harlan Twible may have had nightmares after the war but it was nothing he could not handle. He left active duty the...
Joseph Orlando reads of our servicemen committing suicide and he does not understand it. He knew men who were bitter...
When Hugh Colbert was discharged from the US Army in November 1945 his father insisted that he take advantage of the GI...
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...
Johnny Ngai says the trouble is that they [Annotator's Note: the Veterans Administration or VA] do not help you if you...
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...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] After his discharge [Annotator's Note: in May 1946...
Edward Driscoll loved President Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States], and...
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...
Earl Flanagan was discharged in 1946 and returned home to his mother and sister. He found it difficult to adjust back...
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...
Guy Grenny returned home to the United States from the Philippines via the Aleutian Islands to San Francisco [Annotato'...
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...
Clarence Derrington has worked with legislators, been National Commander of the American Ex-Prisoners of War in 1983...
Marion Bahlinger was order to march again [Annotator's Note: the train he was put on after he was captured was strafed...
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...

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