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Be Grateful for the Support or it Will Go Away

By Peter Sessum In a recent New York Times (NYT) article veterans weighed in on how they felt about civilians thanking them for their service. I have talked to a number of vets about this and while we all agreed, … Continue reading

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Profile in Service: Warren Eddy

A Boy Lands on Normandy and Becomes a Man By: Fred M. Apgar Warren Eddy was the youngest of six children who were raised in a rural part of northern Minnesota. Shortly after he graduated from high school, his family … Continue reading

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Profile in Service: Harry Miller

By: Fred Apgar With a career that spanned two branches of service and three wars, Harry Miller exemplifies the value of service to our nation. Miller grew up in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of six children. To help support his … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: Vets are not all crazy

By: Peter Sessum Every veteran has heard this in some way, shape or form. Usually by some uninformed individual that is in no way qualified to make that diagnosis. One reason why it is one of the more powerful ways … Continue reading

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Iraq and Back – One year later

By Justin Williams Author’s Note: I originally wrote this piece in 2010, one year after returning home from Iraq. Four years later, it seems just as relevant now as it did then. I spent all of 2008 and most of 2009 preparing for … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: Diminishing Service

By Peter Sessum June was Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) awareness month and even though it is passed we should still time to look at another way that people contribute to PTS in veterans. Diminishing the service of another is something that … Continue reading

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Bergdahl Deserves a Trial not a Another Promotion

By: Peter Sessum There are a lot of unknowns surrounding the disappearance, capture and finally the release of Bowe Bergdahl but one thing that isn’t in question is his rank. It is a minor issue but now that there are … Continue reading

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Shinseki Resigns but Problems Remain

By: Peter Sessum Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned but veterans are not celebrating like the Munchkins singing Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. The resignation is isn’t bitter sweet it is just bitter. As much as his resignation … Continue reading

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Not Everything Bad Can be Compared to War

Minor Inconveniences in Your Life are not War When people make comparisons they look for something obvious to make their point. Often, someone looks for something that is universally recognized as bad and doing that diminishes the life and experiences … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: The Million Dollar Question

By: Peter Sessum Recently, I had an opportunity to speak with Medal of Honor recipient SSG Ty Carter. I thanked him for how outspoken he is about Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). One thing he said is that we, as a society, need … Continue reading

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