the experience of a war veteran
who is francis resta? a short biography.
Born into a military family, Francis Resta was pushed at an early age to serve his country. He served in the 102nd Infantry Division during the second World War. Mr. Resta fought along the Siegfried Line, a heavily fortified area of Germany marking one of the last major attempts to halt the Allied advance towards Berlin. His leg was wounded by friendly fire when a misunderstanding resulted in the Allied artillery not being told the front line had moved up; fortunately, it wasn't necessary to amputate and Mr. Resta has both his legs to this day. As a veteran and victim of PTSD, Mr. Resta received group therapy to help him deal with his condition. In addition, he wrote a book about PTSD and helped younger generations of soldiers try to heal from this serious disorder. His book became popular among American troops deployed in Iraq. Mr. Resta now lives in his home with his wife in the peaceful town of Davis, California.