Veterans roundtable

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An American flag blows in the wind surrounded by the color of autumn leaves at Antietam National Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Md., Thursday, November 8, 2018. November 11, 2018 is Veterans Day and marks 100 years since the end of World War I.  (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

An American flag blows in the wind surrounded by the color of autumn leaves at Antietam National Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Md., Thursday, November 8, 2018. November 11, 2018 is Veterans Day and marks 100 years since the end of World War I. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

Guests: Mike Felker, Anna Stormer, Patrick Dugan

Veterans Day was Sunday so we thought we’d talk with a couple military veterans about their experiences serving and returning to civilian life, and about what they see as the most pressing needs for America’s troops coming home. MIKE FELKER was a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman in the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans For Peace. Felker is outspoken on matters of war, gun control, and shares to his experiences being queer and a veteran. PATRICK DUGAN is a Captain in the US Army Reserve and served in Iraq. He’s the chief judge of the Philadelphia Veterans Court, which provides a holistic approach to aiding veterans who are in the criminal justice system, such as drug treatment and mental health services. And we’ll also speak with a military spouse who works with women veterans. ANNA STORMER is a trauma counselor and program manager of the Women Veterans Center in Philadelphia.

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