Fri November 2, 2012
Wounded Warriors And Life After War
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are winding down but for many returning warriors, a new battle has just begun. Thousands of soldiers are coming home with missing limbs, other severe injuries and PTSD. There are resources in place to help them but the challenges are great. Two decorated war heroes are in Charlotte this weekend to bring more awareness to the issues soldiers face here at home. We’ll also meet the head of an organization helping to ease their return to civilian life and as well as an expert helping soldiers become whole again. We’ll discuss the battle after the war when Charlotte Talks.
Corporal David Bixler - Corporal, US Army, Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient
Sgt. Tommy Rieman - Sgt. US Army and Silver Star Recipient
Jane Weaver-Sobel - Executive Director, Operation Homefront
Amy Street - Certified Prosthetist Orthotist with Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.
PTSD: A Local Soldier's Story