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Posts by Jason Comstock

The Sacrifice of Sons

In this episode, host Jason Comstock has a conversation with his children about how his military service impacted them. When Comstock was deployed (2004), David was 11, and Mason was 8 – and they had three sisters – who all had to deal with their father being sent to combat. They discuss why they felt…

The Impact of deployment on Family

In this episode, John Ellis shares what he is doing to prepare his children for his upcoming deployment. John serves in the Air Force Reserves and this will be his first deployment. With young children at home, a large part of his own preparation is helping his children understand why Dad will be gone for…

Semper Fi: Understanding the Marine who raised me

This episode features a conversation I’ve wanted to have all my life. I was raised by a Vietnam Veteran – a Marine. Throughout my childhood, pieces of my father’s service manifest in what he said, what he believed and sometimes in how he treated us. I learned the Marines’ Hymn and understood my dad’s political…

The meaning of the Purple Heart

In this episode of We Happy Few, Jason Comstock and Amy Donaldson speak with Army veteran Layne Morris and his wife Leisl about the impact of military service on the family, especially the spouse. Layne shares his experience of serving in Afghanistan at the beginning of the war on terror, being wounded and dealing with…

Saved by service

In this episode Dan Paget, veteran US Army Tanker, talks about the lessons he learned while serving in the military. He shares how leaders had an impact on his life, not only while he served but long after his military service ended. In spite of being diagnosed with a condition called alexithymia that makes it…