Not long after they made me an editor, I was asked to coordinate our Veterans Day coverage. This was a both an honor and a challenge.
Most media organizations, broadcast and print, produce one or two Veterans Day stories.
We blew it out and produced a special Veterans Day section — chock full of columns, stories and photos.
Since not all of you can get our actual print newspaper, here’s a link to our Veterans Page.
Here are some of the best stories:
Retired U-2 Pilot, Brigadier General carried ‘Nuclear Football: Is the story of retired Brigadier General Jerry McIlmoyle, who carried nuclear codes for President Reagan and who was shot at twice during the Cuban Missile Crisis by Russian missiles.
Dropping the pack and letting go: How to transition from military to civilian life is a Q&A interview of Bob Keller, a legendary special operator who now runs Gamut Resolutions, a private training firm that offers specialized shooting instruction.
How to make sure a charity is worthy of your support: Retired Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Major Kevin Kenney (pictured above on the right) who is Florida’s coordinator for Operation Second Chance, tells how to research a veterans’ charity.
Local veteran aims for backing for pioneering PTSD research: tells the story of retired clinical psychologist George Lindenfeld, who claims near-miraculous success rates for treating PTSD with sound-wave therapy.
Share your stories: We ask readers to send us their stories about their military service, transition to civilian life or about veterans who have made a difference. We will publish them en masse.
As always, thanks for your time.