Leonard Nimoy and Combat Fatigue

Many across the globe are mourning the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away earlier today. Most of us knew him as Spock, from Star Trek, but did you know that Nimoy spent some time in the U.S. Army?

In 1954, a young Nimoy played the role of a tense, hand-wringing Marine who is obviously suffering the effects of combat fatigue.

“You don’t know what it’s like out there,” he yells to the psychiatrist.

According to the description of the YouTube clip posted below, the film “looks at the role of the Division Psychiatrist in dealing with Marines with varying degrees of combat fatigue.”

RIP, Mr. Nimoy

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