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Norman Bussel

Norman Bussel was a technical sergeant in the USAF during WW II. On April 29, 1944 he was shot down over Berlin and was held prisoner at Stalag Luft IV. A year later he was liberated, but he would spend the next several decades battling the crippling effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has testified before the House Committee on Veteran Affairs and is a leader in spreading awareness and promoting research on PTSD. As a National Service Officer at the VA Medical Center in Montrose, New York, Mr. Bussel helps service men and women file disability benefit claims.

Bussel now lives in upstate New York with his wife Melanie. He has just recently written a memoir, My Private War, about his life and his ongoing struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For more information, please visit: http://mysite.verizon.net/bussel