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The untold story of WWII combat vets

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January 26th, 2010

When Tom Brokaw s The Greatest Generation hit bookstores in 1998, it served to perpetuate the great American myth about soldiers returning home from World War II. They came home happy and healthy, adjusted effortlessly to civilian life, found jobs, married, and had kids. [caption id="attachment_7527" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Soldier from the War Returning: The Greatest Generation s Troubled Homecoming from World War II, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 (Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)"]