Bleeding from multiple shrapnel wounds from a grenade blast that knocked the weapon out of his hands and the helmet off his head, Pfc. Guy Leonard zigzagged blindly along a trench dug into a red dirt hilltop outside Khe Sanh in South Vietnam.
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Word arrived here at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 1945, and the revelry started soon after.
Darnell Cooper survived two violent explosions during his deployment in Iraq. He is now reaching out to his fellow veterans suffering from PTSD to encourage them to talk about it.
On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. (The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.)
In 1997, sctor Robert Mitchum died in Santa Barbara, California, at age 79.
Holocaust survivor Mendel Rosenberg was liberated from a Nazi concentration camp by American soldiers. It wasn’t long before he became one of them.
On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South.
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Faith is what kept Paul Dixon going throughout his time in the U.S. Army in Iraq. His company was responsible for bringing enemies into the realm of the main infantry for battle: a dangerous job. He was injured and hospitalized, and he is now opening up to discussing the PTSD he carries with him.