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Jason Comstock is helping veterans and their family and friends to share their stories. These stories can cover a broad spectrum of experiences from time in service to the return home and beyond. He hopes that sharing to these stories will help every listener to better understand the sometimes-complicated lives of veterans and their families.

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A mother’s sacrifice

Teota Coppock shares the story of her son Army Sgt. Brandon Parr in this conversation with Jason Comstock and Amy Donaldson. Like many Americans Ain the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, Brandon Parr felt like he had to serve his country in the only way he knew how. While his mother was worried, she…

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A lifetime commitment

Ninzel Rasmuson’s desire to serve her brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces didn’t end when her service in the Air National Guard ended. In this episode, she talks about the impacts of working as a mishap investigator, having sons that serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, and starting a nonprofit (Honor365) that helps veterans…

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The Family Service Creates

Homeless and broke, Marcy Hehnly decided to meet with an Army recruiter when she was 20-years old. Four years earlier, she’d lost her mother to cancer, which led to struggles with her father as they both tried to rebuild their lives. It was a decision that not only changed her life, but it showed her…

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The Ghost Army Secret

On this episode of We Happy Few Amy Donaldson and Jason Comstock visit with WWII veteran SSgt Stanley Nance and his great granddaughter Madeline about his service and the secret she recently learned. SSgt Nance served in a unit during the war the German High Command dubbed the Ghost Army. His war experience was classified until 1996….

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Too Small to be a Marine

In this episode, Amy Donaldson talks Kelli Pacheco about joining the U.S. Marine Corps, being in the second groups of women to participate in the Crucible – a test recruits must endure after they join. Although she wanted to fly, she ended up going into a computer field. Kelli struggled when she had a child,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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