Our veteran correspondent Stephen Boyd is sharing some interesting conversations he has with other veterans on Military Mom Talk Radio. In these conversations, Steve asks how their families have dealt with their deployment, how their reintegration was either helped or challenged, and how the Veterans’ Administration has supported their lives and livelihood.
Interestingly, regardless of the time period served, many similarities are shared, many feelings of importance to serve, and common bonds transcend.
Also on this page we will share with you some resources as we find them for veterans and military families.
Ryan Poirier, Cpl. USMC, served as a fleet Marine, in charge of an amphibious assault vehicle in the Pacific theater, including the Philippines. Ryan is now an aggregate site manager and asphalt technician, and with his wife Emily lives in upstate Vermont.
Kenneth Easton, 1st Marine Division, USMC, served in the Korean War and briefly in Okinawa. Ken’s experience with the Veterans’ Administration has been extremely positive and he encourages every veteran to visit. Ken is a business financial consultant, a keynote speaker, and is author of the highly-acclaimed book, “Surviving Your Business Debt”. Ken and his wife, Brenda, live in Manchester, NH.
Roger Paris, USMC Gunnery Sgt. actually enlisted in peace time in 1938 and served until 1945. He fought through Guadalcanal and New Britain, and at 94 recollects his years of service with amazing accuracy. Not only has Roger appreciated the care he has received at the VA and as a resident of the NH Veterans’ Home, he was able to travel to Washington, DC as a guest of Honor Flight, a trip even more special as he shared it with his brother before his brother’s death.
Dawn Zebuhr, US Army Helicopter pilot flew Hueys and Blackhawks in Somalia and South Korea. Dawn shares her perspective in an interview with Robin being a woman in a fairly male-dominated job in the military, and how these experiences have benefited her now in civilian life.