Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Clifford Albert Hahn landed at Baybay on Leyte Island in the Philippines. He saw MacArthur [Annotator's Note: General...
After returning to the United States, Gwendolyn Mugliston's father decided to return as a family to the Philippines. He...
[Annotator's Note: Wynn Bauer served in the Army as an assistant driver on an M4 Sherman medium tank in the 36th...
When he arrived at Berga, Morton Brooks was shocked to find that it wasn't a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]...
A month before Virgil Faust was liberated, the prisoners in the camp began hearing the artillery getting closer. Rumors...
Elizabeth Lautzenheiser Irvine and other internees [Annotator's Note: in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, or, Manila...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
Susan Magnuson Devoe remembers being liberated [Annotator's Note: from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, or, Manila...
On 20 August 1945, Joseph Vater was liberated by Russian soldiers. He remembered them dropping in by parachute. At...
Three days into a march [Annotator's Note: from their prisoner of war camp], Gilbert Clift and the rest of the...
Ben Steele was told the war was over by a Japanese officer. At first, the Americans did not believe him, but American B...
Earl Dean Browning had no problems becoming a civilian. You have to make up your mind. His was that he was going to go...
When Roy Johnston returned to his wife's home place, he took a job at the International Paper Company where his spouse...
Being picked up by his dad at the train station after the war is the most memorable experience of World War 2 for...
Robert Fisch continued to have food consumption as a first priority following his father's reinterment. [Annotator's...
Joseph Komito was at Natzweiler [Annotator's Note: Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near Natzweiler and Struthof...
For Milton Moxon and the 94th Infantry Division, weather and terrain conditions were horrible on the front. Some men...
Louis Hutchinson and the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) used Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands] as an...
Tola Herszenberg was born in Lodz [Annotator's Note: Łódź, Poland] in October 1921. She had an older brother. She was...
John T. Fallon ended up in Germany [Annotator's Note: with the Company G, 3rd Battalion, 36th Engineer Combat Regiment...
Leonard Jindra lost friends at the point of a German ambush [Annotator's Note: on 10 June 1944 while serving as an...
Charles Wesley Borders and his fellow pilots all started at about the same time. They had three flights of 11 pilots,...
In July 1944, Richard "Dick" Schneider found himself with an extremely painful wisdom tooth. The dentist had a terrible...
Ray Garcia's worst experience happened in January 1945 when he could not fly because he had a cold. His best buddy,...
[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...
Paul Wilson is amazed that some men survived the war. The training they went through did not help them. The real heroes...
One of the worst times Philip Schweitzer experienced was the month that he spent on the plateau on New Guinea. Another...
Some of the things Richard F. Penwell [Annotator's Note: and the rest of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 511th Parachute...
They [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division] went into Mindanao [...

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