The January 22th edition of Warrior Connection was a interesting discussion with journalist and historian Paul Woods of the Champaign (Illinois) News Gazette about his series of interviews featuring veterans from WW2 to the present for his weekly column “THOSE WHO SERVED” published every Monday. Video and written versions of his interviews are at www.news-gazette.com. We hope that Paul can turn this informative series into a book on military veterans history.
The January 15 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Cherise March, Durham North Carolina Va – Director of VA’s “Writing to Wellness” program and the Va’s PEER to PEER program. These are two extremely valuable and successful programs.
The December 18th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion on how to get through the holiday season’s unique impact on the military family.
The December 11 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion and review of events and implications of in dedication to Pearl Harbor attack on December 7 1941.
The Nov 27 edition of Warrior Connection was a about poetry, love, stories, and “good old times” with Bonnie Rokke Tinnes of Bemidji, Mjnneota.. Bonnie is a published poet and author of “Growing Up Maragret” series that is about a young girl in 1950’s- 1060’s Northern Minnesota. Given Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize we will be doing a follow up- second program with Duluth’s (Minnesota) Dylan Fest folks.
The November 20 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with John Ketwig who is Vietnam veteran and author of the exceptional book on the Vietnam War: “and a hard rain fell—A GI’s true story of the War in Vietnam”. (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ) John’s exceptional book is available from most bookstores and is in still in print.
The October 1 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with former USMC Drill Sgt Tim Boone about the use of writing to alleviate PTSD and to help vets thrive. We read and discussed one of his insightful writings. Tim was in Lebanon when the USMC barracks was blown up and then led marines into Kuwait for Desert Storm. Simply Tim has been there – done that- got the t-shirt!
The September 25 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Alanna Hartzog- Psych therapist about healing the heart- mind- soul following moral injury.
The August 28th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion about the health effects and effects on learning of pesticide and other toxic compound exposures with Dr / Professor Ann Lopez. Known and suspected previous and current pesticides hazards and haz mat issues are affecting tens of thousands of military and civilians and dependents across our nation and wherever US …
The August 21st edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion About the effects of military deployments and operations on children and family. We also read two new poems about war written by Jared Worley, USAF veteran, and published in SITREP: VETERAN PERSPECTIVES ON WAR AND PEACE, Western Illinois University 2016.