Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
After the war George Griffenhagen went back to pharmacy school. He went to Fresno State for one year then went to the...
Edward Tipper continued his education after the service. He used the GI Bill to receive a Master’s Degree. He...
Abe Milkis took a train home from New York. [Annotator’s Note: he arrived in New York after he returned from Europe...
David Roderick was discharged as soon as the war was over. When he was home he had bad dreams and once he hit the...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
When Richard Higgins returned to the United States he went to Quantico to drive a truck. He would drive civilians to...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences.  He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Olen Grant got restless and tired of going to town to get drunk all the time, so he asked a few of his buddies how they...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
After the war the US Army Air Forces suspected that John Luckadoo was suffering from PTSD. When he had returned from...
When William Disanza had to urinate he would take a knife and dig a small hole to urinate in. Disanza always noted that...
They were not really Russian soldiers, but they were of Ukranian descent. Standifer called them Russians. If the...
Yellin recalls how he had a close call with a fellow pilot. From that point on Yellin did not trust that man and would...
William Disanza worked in the office for Falcon Buick. His job was to be the follow up guy. He would contact the...
After arriving in Liverpool, Lucien Laborde was sent to Swindon where he was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. At...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Sakato discusses a Vietnam veteran that edits and tapes oral histories.He recalls that before the attack on Pearl...
Yellin went to see Doris, but his name was called to go on an airplane back to New York. A Lieutenant Colonel gave...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
John Gibbons is a big believer in the Boeing B-17. He saw a lot of planes that were damaged. Gibbons flew a plane named...
Mancel Kirk survived the war well. He did not get shell shock like some others did. The worst thing he suffered was the...
It took them 3 weeks to get to Australia in the convoy. When he came home it took 15 days.DeMers never had trouble with...

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