Special Report: Saluting our Veterans the right way

 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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Lee

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About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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