The Face of PTSD Through the Ages
The Face of PTSD today.
A Spartan Warrior as depicted on an ancient Greek vase. The Spartans called it
hesma phobou or "fear shedding," but it was their way of coping with or preventing PTSD.
A soldier weeps in defeat; PTSD was known as "shell shock" in World War I.
A soldier weeps at the death of a buddy and is comforted by another. We called it
"combat fatigue" in World War II.
Korea is the forgotten war, but not by those who fought there. What do you see in their faces?
A soldier weeps at the Vietnam War Memorial; another grieves. Now we call it PTSD.
[Leathernecks in Hue caring for their wounded after the battle know what it is about]
[The Gulf War Didn't last that long - but long enough to spawn its own Syndrome]
A soldier weeps by his vehicle in Iraq.
Afghanistan takes its toll in shattered lives
Will's Whimsical Words:
Some's got it bad, some's got it hardly at all, but all of us got it.
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Last updated on April 9, 2015