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Hero unaware : letters home from a Navy corpsman during WWII.

Dodd, Doug, (author.). Dodd, Walter, (author.).

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Homer Public Library AK B DODD 000161980 Alaskana -- Biography Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781637470213
  • Physical Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska : Publication Consultants, 2021.

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"Historians see the Second World War as one of the most significant events of the 20th century. The war ripped thousands of young Americans away from their families and thrust them into a world filled with suffering and death ... Walter Dodd served as a Navy Corpsman with the Fourth Marine Division during their assaults of Saipan and Iwo Jima. In his almost four years of service he wrote 314 letters to his parents ... Walter's letters reveal a sharp, sometimes cynical, sense of humor. Behind that humor we can glimpse a pyschological trauma that grew with the body count. Though decorated as a hero, and admired for his kindess and generosity, Walter was dogged by intense PTSD for decades. It was later in life that he achieved a measure of peace."--From the book.
Subject: Post-traumatic stress disorder > Veterans.
World War, 1939-1945--Correspondence.
World War, 1939-1945--Biography.