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: email@example.com ) 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.
The August 14 the Warrior Connection was a discussion about alcohol and drug abuse and how the avoid it with Robert B. Shaw, D.Min., M.A., LPC, NBCC, BCPCC, BCPC
Associate Director of International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) &
Christian Care Network (CCN) , American Association of Christian Counselors, 129 Vista Centre Drive, Suite B , Forest, VA 24551
Before the crash- SUICIDE: AN EMAIL FROM SSG PAUL LYONS
The July 3rd Edition of Warrior Connection was a continuation of our discussion with Dr. Bob Shaw. We discussed dealing with daily and never ending VA failures that cause physiological and psychological harm INSTEAD OF HELPING, coming home, the healing effects and pain generated by The WALL, making choices, thriving through education, and the role of forgiveness. Denise gave a brief update on DC actions, events and her meeting with Va’s Dr Clancy.
The June 26th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion about the Vietnam Wall, coming home, surviving, and thriving. The moving “wall” was just at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve – Mahomet, Illinois. We all, Ray and I and Denise lost our “brothers” and much more but we can thrive.
After I helped erect the wall I went to look for one of my aircrew brothers Robert Lynn and as I touched the wall the “little sister” of Thomas Bennett , who was also there to help erect the wall, spoke up to me. Tom and Bob flew together and got shot down one day apart. We both reached some closure.
Ray’s brothers who were kids are: William Bushey, Steven Rickerson, James Sickles and Donald Liebl. In the photo I just took with my image reflected back.
God’s work once more. “WALL MAGIC”
The June 19th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Alanna Hertzog on our relationship with the earth. Alanna is Administrative Director and a United Nations Non-Governmental Representative for the International Union for Land Value Taxation. She is also Co-Director of Earth Rights Institute and International Liason for the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. She is a recipient of the International Earth Day Award from the Earth Society Foundation.
Her book – The Earth Belongs to Everyone – received the Radical Middle Book Award. Chapters include: Democracy, Earth Rights and the Next Economy; Sharing Our Common Heritage; Land for People, Not for Profit; Financing Local to Global Public Goods; Women, Earth and Economic Power; Restructuring Economic Relationships; and Economics of War and Peace.
In 2014 she was the Democratic Party candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 9th District and for the Green Party in 2001. Her E.F. Schumacher Lecture was published as Democracy, Earth Rights and the Next Economy.