Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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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...
Walter Gaterman had post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD decades after the war. He met Vietnam veterans who had it...
Eva Nathanson knew the first director of the Holocaust Museum [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust]...
William Bonelli felt bad for the sailors who died at Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: during the Japanese attack on...
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...
Ernest L. Poulson attends a reunion every other year. He believes its important for kids to have World War 2 as part of...
Mark Maynard witnessed a big celebration at the end of the war. Some men even drank torpedo fuel which contained...
David Heath missed his military friends. He does not think he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However,...
Jacob Finkelstein came to the United States on 18 September 1958. He settled in New York and then moved to New Jersey....
Olaf Rose said he suffered no lasting effects from the war, and had no trouble transitioning from sailor to civilian....
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...
Dominic Geraci is proud of his service. He believes it made a man out of him. He is happy he could serve his country....
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...
George Joseph Bertucci felt the war improved him because he furthered his education afterwards. He had ambition to do...
Even with his hearing difficulties, Robert Dickinson still jumps when loud noises go off, in just the way he did when...
Jack Carver thinks the youth of today have no idea of the type of war the Second World War was. The movie is good [...
Samuel Malta remembers funny occasions during the war but he also remembers being frightened by the combat. When faced...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
Emmett Guderian's Navy career gave him all kinds of new experiences, from world travel to intense emotions. He...
The United States came together in the Second World War, Edward Allesandro said, and he is sure that the soldiers'...

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