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Veterans share war experiences

Veterans share war experiences (Editor’s pick)

The volunteer speakers at Rutland’s Veterans’ Town Hall Nov. 3 were men who served in wars in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. They didn’t speak about heroism, or the excitement of combat, about brotherhood or about victory against the enemy — they told personal stories mostly about personal damage and about the hell of war.

Jon Turner and Kyle Aines

What Matters This Week: Jon Turner and Kyle Aines

The two veterans talked with Lauren about a series of veteran town halls in Vermont.

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Vermont: Veterans share stories and memories with community

Local vets shared stories and memories about their time in service at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester.

“You know I’ve been out of combat since 2006, and it’s something that I still think about regularly; I think that it’s not every really gonna go away, but your relationship to that moment to that experience is what changes,” said Jon Turner, a veteran who attended the Colchester event.

Richard N. St. Louis of Smithfield, U.S. Army (retired) speaks about his time in Korea during the war. Photo by Steve Szydlowski.

Veterans tell stories of hope and struggle at Middletown forum (Providence Journal)

Forum sponsored by Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs gives those who served an opportunity to connect with friends, families and the community.

Host at a Vets Town Hall

Veterans Town Hall Boston MA

On Veterans Day 2017, in coordination with The City of Boston, Brighton Marine hosted a Vets Town Hall.

Dover NH Town Hall

Veterans Town Hall Dover NH

Veterans Day 2016: Veterans share their stories and feelings about war and homecoming.