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.
The June 5th edition of Warrior Connection was an exceptional discussion with Dr. 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
tel. – 800-526-8673, fax – 434-525-9480 about readjustment during and after deployment. Brain development and PTSD= moral injury etc.
Dr Shaw will join us again in a few weeks to continue our conversation. If you need help please call the Christian Care Network at 800 526-8673
The May 29th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion on treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with Dr Ashjok Tuteja of Salt Lake City VA and University of Nevada at Salt Lake using probiotics. Veterans in the Salt Lake region are invited to participate in these treatment trials. Please call Dr Tutehja at 801-865-9693 or 801-582-1565 ext. 4019 / 4188. PRN and Warrior Connection lead the nation in information and education to help our nation’s veterans survive and thrive.
The Warrior Connection for Sunday May 22 is a discussion about caregivers and the bill problems they are having and what they need.
The May 15th edition of Warrior Connection was a continuation of our discussion on CDMRP medical research with Dr Julia Colier of Bronx VA about new medical treatment protocol using nasal insulin spray to alleviate brain inflammation and thus reduce effects of toxic exposures on cognition, pain, stress, etc. Veterans are needed to participate in the Bronx VA and Boston VA systems. This new treatment promises significant improvement in cognitive functioning and also may be useful for Parkinson’s and Altzheimers too. Please call Dr Colier at 718-584-9000 to participate in Bronx trials or Dr Maxine Kringle at 857-364-6933 for Boston or email Julia.Golier@va.gov. We will continue with this series.
The May 1 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with the widow of a warrior who comitted suicide revealing the problems they faced as they were abandoned by the military and the VA leading up to her husbands suicide and the resulting lingering problems the widow and her children face. This extraordinary brave widow offers insight and suggestions on how to prevent another tragedy and how to cope after suicide of a loved one affected by war.
The April 24th Edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Dr Kimberly Sullivan and Dr. Joanne Cirillo of Boston University School of Medicine consortium study on Gulf War illnesses. Dr Sullivan needs veterans to participate in medical care treatment research. Please call them at 617-638-5834.
The April 17 edition of Warrior Connection was an incredible discussion about the legendary Bob Dylan and introduction of new Bob Dylan music with Duluth Minnesota Dylan fest director Brad Nelson and Dylan musicologist John Busey in with cooperation of KUMD.org from Duluth Minnesota. John hosts a Dylan music radio program broadcast on KUMD.org that has been ongoing for 25 years. Bob Dylan is still performing, writing, and impacting our culture just as he has done for over 50 years. The version of “Blowing In The Wind” that they played for this program brought tears to our eyes. The impact of Dylan’s music on Vietnam veterans and other generations of warriors is beyond imagination. As discussed each person holds personal and unique memories and perceptions. THAT IS WHAT MAKES DYLAN SO GREAT. Dylan clearly touches the depth of each person’s soul. Thanks to my cousin, children’s author, and poet Bonnie Rokke Tinnes of Bemidji, Minnesota who set this up and celebrated her 48th wedding anniversary doing this broadcast. Co-host Ray Clark tied it together with how Dylan was perceived and danced to during Vietnam combat operations.
Brad and John also introduced two new songs from Duluth Does Dylan
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