Title

Fifty eight years after World War II, Jim O'Grady, 77, still has nightmares. He

Authors

Melissa L. Hale

Source

Salt

Date

1-2004

Volume Number

Number 57/58

Pages

58-71

Abstract

Fifty eight years after World War II, Jim O'Grady, 77, still has nightmares. He meets other vets every Wednesday at the Portland Vet Center for group therapy. Most of the veterans treated have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, known in earlier times as "soldier's heart," "shell shock," and "battle fatigue." On this day, O'Grady is taking part in a Veterans Day parade. Dennis Tulley, a former councilor at the center, is Homeless Coordinator for vets in Maine, for whom he has established five beds on the Lodger Unit at the VA Hospital in Togus. A peacetime vet, he was once homeless. Dave Maddox, 39, is one of his clients and is finally leaving the Lodger Unit to live in a longterm housing project that is in partnership with the VA in Boston.

Subjects

Veterans, O'Grady, Jim

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