Tommy Rieman with President George Bush and Laura Bush
Credit Mike Theiler, USO
Corporal David Bixler receives the USO Soldier of the Year Award from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno during the event Oct. 6 after distinguishing himself both on the battlefield in Afghanistan and during his recovery from wounds.
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.