Category Archives: War

Standing for Those Who Can’t – by chris cannida, May, 2014

In the past few years, a program was developed that allowed (and sometimes required) warriors to sit with a licensed counselor for a brief time following a deployment in order to introduce a chance for using counseling to flush the … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Tragedy

April 2, 2014, a Ft. Hood soldier took a gun and began firing, changing some lives forever.  Then, he turned that gun on himself.    And once again, as a society, we begin a frantic search for why.  The temptation to … Continue reading

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The Mandate of a Heart – Holding Warriors’ Stories

“Without a witness, it just disappears.” – the character of Charles in Taking Chance  The 2009 movie Taking Chance is based on the true story of Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, a Marine officer who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, … Continue reading

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A Warrior and His Soul – The Initial Rally Point written by chris cannida June 6, 2014

Addition: When I first wrote this piece, the 70th anniversary of D-Day hadn’t approached.  At the time, I wasn’t sure of the name of the veteran I mention in this story.  I recently confirmed that his first name was Kenneth.  I … Continue reading

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