Susan, thanks for posting this. I find the article fascinating, and yes, the one case history in my family is absolutely consistent with the finding that the sons of POWs died young. My gg-grandfather was a German immigrant who fought on the Union side in the Civil War, was captured, and was interred at the Andersonville Georgia prison camp for about 13 months. He survived, returned home, married several years later, and fathered six children. He died at age 56. His oldest son, my great grandfather, died at age 27. There was one younger son who died at age 39. Of his four daughters, two died at relatively young ages and two lived to a ripe old age. So the study seems like it's pretty much on the money to me.
I'd love to post a link to the article on my great-grandfather's profile. Do you know if links to LA Times articles are pretty durable over time, or would I perhaps be better off to link to the original study (the article provides that link)? Thanks.