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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

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Matthew Hefti reading from his book "A Hard And Heavy Thing."

   Matthew Hefti: A Hard And Heavy Thing

“Every reading I’ve done people have asked insightful questions and have been genuinely curious about how do we take care…(more)

Not Everyone Who Comes Home Is Home

   Not Everyone Who Comes Home Is Home

“To this day, one dream returns to me. It has changed me, rocking me to my very core. It is…(more)

See Me For Who I Am title card

   See Me For Who I Am

Go inside an innovative class at UW-Stevens Point​ that is helping returning veterans tell their stories and transition to college…(more)

Crystal's story

   Veterans Coming Home: Crystal

“I had gone from living, and breathing and working with the same group of people to just being out on…(more)

DwayneParker

   Dwayne Parker Learning to Adapt | WHRO

While serving his country in Saudi  Arabia, Airman Dwayne Parker lost vision in his right eye. Like thousands of  our…(more)

smart bike

   Leave No Veteran Behind Smart Bikes | WUSF

Bringing together veterans’ service organizations to share ideas and create networks was one of the goals of The Patterson Foundation’s…(more)

Brian Posten

   KLRN | Coming Home San Antonio | Brian Posten

Brian and Kim Posten have been through a lot. For Brian, an accident in Iraq left him with a traumatic…(more)

Army Captain Drew Pham and his wife, Molly Pearl

   StoryCorps – Army Captain Drew Pham

Army Captain Drew Pham was 24 years old when he completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan in October 2011.…(more)

Mark and Luke Radlinski

   StoryCorps – Navy Lieutenant Mark Radlinski

Navy Lieutenant Mark Radlinski speaks with his brother, Lieutenant Luke Radlinski, about Mark’s deployment to Iraq and his homecoming.

Nathan talks with Afghani man

   Hell and Back Again

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and…(more)