Stigma Free Vet Zone

Stigma Free Vet Zone

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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

I found my purpose in life again…what an incredible journey!
September 10, 2021

 His 3rd OWI sent him to inpatient rehab and seven months in jail. On his release Chris joined The Captain John D. Mason Veteran Peer Support Program with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Becoming a

“Alcohol becomes the enemy”
September 03, 2021

I was born in Milwaukee and grew up on the northwest side.  My childhood was like many others, hanging out with neighborhood friends and playing sports and getting into our mischief.  I graduated from

Continuing the Afghanistan Conversation with Chris Swift
September 02, 2021

Chris Swift sits down with Michael Orban to speak about what had happened with the with drawl of the U.S. Military from Afghanistan. This 15 min, but educational Podcast is very informational.