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Monday, January 19, 2009

Combat Related Stress Can Last a Lifetime

This USA Today article discussed the lifelong impact of war on World War II veterans who were not given any help for their war trauma. PTSD was not a recognized diagnosis until 1980 when therapists realized they were seeing more and more Vietnam veterans with the same constellation of symptoms. A daughter found her World War II father in a VA hospital after years of searching for him. Her mother had forbidden the children to mention his name after he was institutionalized. click on title for link

Friday, January 16, 2009

Saving Private Ryan and my father

This video is a portion of "Into the Breach" featured at the beginning of the Saving Private Ryan DVD.

The veteran with the oxygen tubing is my father.