Soldiers http://nwpr.org en Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War http://nwpr.org/post/reminder-marine-civilians-and-veterans-share-ownership-war "Marines and soldiers don't issue themselves orders, they don't send themselves overseas," says former Marine Phil Klay. "United States citizens elect the leaders who send us overseas."<p>In his new collection, <em>Redeployment,</em> Klay, who served in Iraq, tells a dozen vivid stories about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from the perspectives of the people who experienced it — combatants, civilians and children alike. Taken together, the stories give a grim — and occasionally funny — picture of war and what happens next to those who survive it. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:47:00 +0000 NPR Staff 42451 at http://nwpr.org Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War Spokane Native Receives Medal Of Honor http://nwpr.org/post/spokane-native-receives-medal-honor <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082613AJ_Obama_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Spokane native Ty Carter has received the nation’s highest military decoration.&#160;<p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:10:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33175 at http://nwpr.org Spokane Native Receives Medal Of Honor Army Surgeon General Suspends “Trust Enhancement” Program Following Investigation http://nwpr.org/post/army-surgeon-general-suspends-trust-enhancement-program-following-investigation <p>In 2010 the tempo of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were saddling the Army’s Medical Treatment Facilities with thousands of soldiers needing complex healthcare. That same year Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker chartered a task force to help improve trust. He believed trust was the foundation of Army Medicine.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:22:53 +0000 Patricia Murphy 26147 at http://nwpr.org Five Wash. Soldiers With Brain Injuries Receive Purple Hearts http://nwpr.org/post/five-wash-soldiers-brain-injuries-receive-purple-hearts <p>Five Washington-based soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injuries have received the Purple Heart. They were honored Monday at a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In 2011, the Army issued new standards for awarding Purple Hearts to soldiers with brain injuries. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:46:46 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17179 at http://nwpr.org Five Wash. Soldiers With Brain Injuries Receive Purple Hearts