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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

In Our Community

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A Vietnam Hero is Remembered

A Kansas widow remembers the heroism and struggles of her Vietnam vet husband.

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Veterans’ Stories on Stage

Veterans hold a special place in the heart of a Kansas playwright.

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The Civil War and PTSD

A Kansas woman makes some disturbing discoveries about her great-great grandmother’s three civil war husbands.

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Verterans’ Art

Homeless veterans have their own art show in Wichita.

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upward bound

Upward Bound

Local veterans get help transitioning from the military to college thanks to a program at Wichita State.

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An Inside look at war

An Inside Look at War

A local veteran explains how the candid photos he took during the Persian Gulf War are helping him deal with PTSD.

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Passageways

Passageways

Some compassionate Wichitans open up a house for homeless veterans and help them find jobs and apartments.

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Women Warriors: Evolution of the Female Soldier

Women from different generations share their experiences of military service.

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Remembering a Father’s Sacrifice

A lost military dog tag from a WWI soldier gets returned to his family in Kansas nearly a century after being lost in France.
 

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from solider to ceo

From Soldier to CEO

Veteran Billy Foos learned to manage his PTSD after returning from Iraq and started his own successful business.

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Grief Without Regret

Grief Without Regret

Keith and Lorna Geist speak about the loss of their son, Sgt. Thomas Bohall, in the war in Afghanistan and discuss the support they received through the grieving process.

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A Passageway off the Streets

Jennifer Garrison and Susan Moellinger discuss founding "Passageways", a home in Wichita that provides assistance and shelter for homeless veterans. Hear from one homeless veteran who is getting his life back on track while living at the home.

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last honors for homeless veterans

Last Honors for Homeless Veterans

Veteran Herb Duncan speaks about the issue of veteran homelessness and the need for a memorial dedicated to those forgotten soldiers.

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paying the ultimate price

Paying The Ultimate Price

 A Kansas mom helps bring honor to her son and other fallen soldiers.

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

 Elle Boatman discusses some of the issues that come with being a transgender veteran.

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greatest generation

The Greatest Generation

Kansas World War II veterans helped save our world from tyranny and are honored again in the twilight of their lives.

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racism in the ranks

Racism In The Ranks

A Kansas veteran tells about segregation in the military and how he and the other Tuskegee airmen helped bring it to an end.

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terror of war

From the Terror of War to the Hardship of Homeless

Many Kansas veterans face the harsh reality of living on the streets after returning home from military service.  

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standing tall

Standing Tall and Moving Forward

A Kansas Marine has new legs to stand on and a positive message to share.  

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Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy

Veterans get the chance to interact one on one with horses at Cloud 9 Therapeutic Equine Foundation in Milton, KS. Riding the horses and learning to care for them is serving as therapy for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.

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Female Marines in WWll

Kathryn Schroeder shares her account of being one of the first women from Kansas to join the US Marines in 1943, amidst the ongoing fighting of World War II.  

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Psychological Scars

Kansas veterans battling PTSD share their troubles and triumphs.

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World War II Heroes

World War II Heroes

World War II Veterans get a chance to tell their stories to a new generation.

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rosies final mission

Rosie’s Final Mission

Connie Palacioz was a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, helping build B-29's for the war effort. She is still at it today, helping to restore one of the last remaining B-29's named "Doc".

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Wes Moore

Wes Moore’s Message to Veterans

Author, social entrepreneur and decorated US Army veteran, Wes Moore visited Wichita on Veterans Day 2015. He spoke at the KPTS event, "An Evening Honoring Senator Robert Dole and Our Veterans." He sat down to talk with KPTS journalist, Jim Grawe.

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Korean War, Purple Heart, & PTSD

A Wichita man shot on the battlefield in Korea shares his survival story.    

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