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Shell Shock [4.5.2007]

Two veterans of World War I died this past week. Charlotte Winters, age 109, was the last known American woman who served in the Great War. Lloyd Brown, age 105 was the last known Navy veteran. Government records show that there are only 4 surviving veterans from that war in the US. 

As the number of WWI veterans dwindles, so do the memories of one of the most brutal conflicts of all time. One aspect of the war that deserves remembering is that there was no concept of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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