Monday, March 31, 2014

TNAV this week: Author Julie K. Weber-Torres

The New American Veteran has moved from BlogTalkRadio to Vets on Media!

Each broadcast will stream live through the Vets On Media website, and also live through GallantFew's Youtube Channel. Below is the inaugural broadcast from last week.

This week, at 1pm CST on April 2nd 2014 Adam Bird will join Karl live in the studio.  Adam is co-founder of Vets On Media.  We will discuss some current veteran issues, and we will also speak with Julie K Weber-Torres, author of the new book "A Daughter's Hero".

Julie is the proud daughter of Vietnam Veteran Julius “Jerry” D. Weber.  He completed two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army from 1968 - 1970 as a Light Equipment Engineer with the 557th Engineer Company. He volunteered to bravely to serve his country at the young age of 17, during the war conflict in Vietnam.

Following the loss of her father on October 8, 2005, she was inspired to research her dad’s Vietnam experience to create understanding about his life and struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcoholism.

After a few years of researching she was able to put many pieces of his life together to create a genuine story. A book titled, “A Daughter’s Hero” shares Julie's father’s selfless dedication to our country and his struggle transitioning back into civilian life.

A Daughter’s Hero was written with love and honor and shares the unconditional love and compassion between a daughter and her father. His story is shared in hopes to aid others dealing with similar issues and to create understanding about those suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Karl is looking forward to this, as his grandfather, Phil Vawter was a veteran of WWII (where he earned his Combat Infantryman Badge), Korea and Vietnam.  He died alone and isolated at the age of 65.

Join us for the broadcast, and spread the word.  If you would like to be interviewed on TNAV, drop me a note.

In keeping with the Vietnam theme, a friend of mine recently forwarded me the link to this video about American Prisoners of War in Vietnam.  The brutality and torture of Americans by the North Vietnamese should never be forgotten - and Jeremiah Denton, the POW who revealed this torture to the world by blinking his eyes in Morse Code T-O-R-T-U-R-E just passed away at the age of 98.

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