Last week’s broadcast of The New American Veteran on blogtalkradio featured Ranger veteran turned Rock Artist Jim O’Ferrell. Jim began writing music while deployed overseas and upon returning formed his own band, The J.O.B. Listen to Jim talk about how the skills he gained on active duty helped him in his music career.
This tribute was written for CSM Jeff Mellinger on the occasion of his retirement after just under forty years of service. Awesome.
One Fateful Day in the Month of May
Follow this link to see more photos from the retirement festivities.
Some good articles over the past week:
Understanding the integrated disability evaluation system. http://www.realwarriors.net/healthprofessionals/guidelines/ides.php
“…from a Bronze Star to an unemployment check” NPR broadcast, great interview with Nick Colgin, medic veteran.
War and Sacrifice in the Post 9/11 Era – great statistics here I’ll be working my way through.
KAYYEM: We must make sense of military suicide numbers
We welcomed a new founding donor to the ranks today! Announcement forthcoming. Thanks to all for your support – you can help us with a tax deductible donation!
Finally – SPC Ricardo Cerros, Jr, 2/75 Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.
Rangers Lead the Way!