They didn't want to talk about it, they didn't want to think about it . This is a description of what they endured. Your grandfathers, fathers, sons, uncles and friends were pushed beyond any reasonable limits of human physical and mental endurance and it ultimately had a lifelong bad effect on their bodies and mind.
They were called by their Country, as volunteers or as draftees, to be on the front lines in a war of ideas, in the middle of political debates wherein the good citizens had no idea of what was required of their young citizens and their families.
This is my story but it is also the story of thousands of young citizens who answered their Country's call. May God bless every one of you and your families who suffered along with you. All the Way.