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veterans describe expectations entering military, actual military experience, expectations on leaving military life and actual experience after military readjustment

Stigma Free Vet Zone Michael Orban , Bob Bach, Erin Schraufnagel

    • Education
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veterans describe expectations entering military, actual military experience, expectations on leaving military life and actual experience after military readjustment

    ‘HOME’ Afghanistan Refugee Settlement Documentary Development

    ‘HOME’ Afghanistan Refugee Settlement Documentary Development

    Dr. Chia Vang: Professor of History University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Teaching and researching the impact of the Vietnam War especially on refugees. Chris Pettis: Marine Veteran and Executive Director of the Highground Veterans Memorial Park at Neillsville, Wisconsin. Chris Swift: Veteran Combat Medic w/ 3 tours in Iraq and One tour in Afghanistan. Certified Peer […]

    • 59 min
    He wrote, “Get me to the VA so they can stop someone else.”

    He wrote, “Get me to the VA so they can stop someone else.”

    The Capt. John D. Mason Program aims to save lives by utilizing Veteran peers that go into the community and locate Veterans in need engaging them in VA health services, and other community resources, to live a healthy, productive life. Captain John D. Mason served in Vietnam with the Second Battalion, Twelfth Marines, Third Marine […]

    • 52 min
    Losing the Present to the Past | Joe Pospichal

    Losing the Present to the Past | Joe Pospichal

    A native of Grafton, Wisconsin, Joe Pospichal graduated high school in 1984. The events of 9/11 — along with other incentives — made his military enlistment an easy decision. Joe deployed to Iraq leaving behind a pregnant wife. Working the roads outside the wire would profoundly alter Pospichal’s outlook on life with many nights the […]

    • 1 hr
    Rage and Reconciliation | Joe Campbell

    Rage and Reconciliation | Joe Campbell

    In this segment of the Stigma Free Vet Zone, Vietnam veteran Joe Campbell reflects on his family’s experience during his active duty and beyond. We hear how Joe’s family grappled with the fear associated with not knowing where he was, what danger he might be facing, and if and when they might receive word that […]

    • 57 min
    A Lifelong Interest in Broadcast Radio and a Passion for Veterans Issues

    A Lifelong Interest in Broadcast Radio and a Passion for Veterans Issues

    Doug Sandberg and a friend combined their curiosity and creativity with electronic parts they bought at supply stores in New York city and built a small radio station when they were teenagers. Sandberg did not know then of the unique experiences ahead in his life. The Vietnam-era veteran served at Minot Air Force base in […]

    • 47 min
    The Enemies Within

    The Enemies Within

    With great pride and patriotism Erin Schraufnagel joined the United States Marines Corps after the 9/11 attack in New York City in 2001. Twelve years later, Staff Sergeant Schraufnagel left the military life behind her. She shares her expectations for deployments to Iraq, a marriage strained between deployments, the unexpected enemies in her own ranks, […]

    • 1 hr 12 min

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