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Here are the top ten articles for the Veterans Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Irene Trowell-Harris
Like the cotton fibers which filled her childhood, Irene Trowell-Harris, RN, Ed D. USAF Major General Retired twined her dreams into a filament of education and that filament into a cord of nursing skills and that cord into a banner of distinguished military service.
2. Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays, Brigadier General
Anna Mae Hays was the first woman to be promoted to Brigadier General in the US Army. She was also the first nurse to do so. There are striking similarities between the way she was raised (by Salvation Army Officers) and what became of her in later life.
3. A Poppy in Memory of our War Dead
Have you ever wondered why the Poppy flower is so popular around Memorial Day? It is worn to commemorate our war dead. The origin is from a poem written during World War I, expressing grief over a fallen friend. This touching story can be read here.
4. Military Field Rations Inedible
Military Field Rations have been the bane of every solider. In World War I, it was the'Iron Ration.' In WW II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War, it was some configuration of the 'C-ration,' and now it is the MRE. Soldiers only eat them to survive. Here is a suggestion to make them palatable.
5. PTSD (SA) Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drug and Alcohol Abuse with PTSD due to Sexual Assault will often be a means to self-medicate. It generally confuses the real issues. Spouses, family, and friends need to look beyond what appears on the surface. There may be a fire storm below.
6. PTSD (SA) Flashbacks and Regressions
Flashbacks and regressions as a very dramatic part of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to Sexual Assault, PTSD (SA). We need to be able to understand the many faces of PTSD. This article is to aid the spouses, family, and friends in identifying the symptoms in order to help our Veterans.
7. The Mary E. Walker House
The Mary E. Walker House is a residential transitional facility to provide help and support for our women veterans. The key point here is the veteran must make a personal commitment to take charge of her own life. Here's a chance for you to help, too.
8. Interview with a Veteran – John R. Kovalcik
"Work hard, keep your mouth shut and lead by example. People do indeed know who you are, many more admire you for what you did and what you stand for – they just don’t tell you." John R. Kovalcik
9. Go For Broke – The facts behind the movie
Go For Broke is the movie about the formation, deployment, and heroics of the 442nd, predominantly made up volunteers of ‘loyal American citizens of Japanese descent’. Learn more about this fantastic force.
10. President Ronald Reagan Military Veteran
Second in a series of articles written by Critical Thinking Skills students at Jewett School of the Arts. The question they answer is – Does military experience help or hinder a president or presidential candidate? This one looks at Ronald Reagan.
Be sure to visit the Veterans Archives for all the articles!
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