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posted 05/01/12

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As Cambodian-Americans and children of refugees, Sin and Em carry a difficult legacy. Their families display many classic symptoms of PTSD.

Arun Va was a young man at the time and recruited by a Khmer Rouge cadre leader to accompany him and four women to travel to the lake. Today he almost shudders when he realized how narrowly he escaped becoming a killer.

Day or night Sam Keo would be visited by his late mother and dead baby brother. Problem is, it was more than 15 years since Keo's brother had died at the age of 3 from malnutrition and eight years since his mom had died of ovarian cancer.