Stigma Free Vet Zone

Stigma Free Vet Zone

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‘HOME’ Afghanistan Refugee Settlement Documentary Development
November 19, 2021

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 Directo

He wrote, “Get me to the VA so they can stop someone else.”
November 12, 2021

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,

Losing the Present to the Past | Joe Pospichal
November 05, 2021

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 leav

Rage and Reconciliation | Joe Campbell
October 29, 2021

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 associa

A Lifelong Interest in Broadcast Radio and a Passion for Veterans Issues
October 22, 2021

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. Sandber

The Enemies Within
October 15, 2021

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 milita

My Journey, From Betrayal to Peace
October 08, 2021

As the daughter of an active US Marine, Kim followed her father into service. Becoming a US Marine was a defining moment for Kim. She said it was one of the greatest achievements of her life outside o

A catastrophic fire and a tour in Vietnam led to a reverence for life | Larry Sorce
October 01, 2021

Larry Sorce’s reverence for life is linked to an experience that happened more than 60 years ago. He survived a fire that ignited just before dismissal on December 1, 1958 at Our Lady of the Angels sc

10th Anniversary ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell! There’s more to tell!! | Dawn Strobel
September 24, 2021

Dawn Strobel grew up in Milwaukee and Cedarburg, WI. Her parents divorced when she was young. Dawns father is a Vietnam veteran who never spoke of his military experience and who Dawn did not have muc

Dr. Lee, “the real casualty of war is family”
September 17, 2021

Kenneth Lee immigrated to the United States with his family as a young boy. The son of a South Korean Army career soldier and Vietnam War Veteran, Lee developed a sense of duty to his new country. Com