After 8 Years as a POW in North Vietnam, Going Back Inside California’s Prisons to Help Vets Rebuild Their Lives
We begin on this Memorial Day with a highly decorated combat veteran who was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legion of Merits, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts and spent 8 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and is now a peace and justice activist with Veterans for Peace. Joining us is Dr. Phillip Butler, who is now engaged in trying to rehabilitate the 8,000 veterans in California prisons out of the over 180,000 vets in prisons across America. By placing veterans in close proximity to each other in what are called hubs, camaraderie and pride and purpose is rebuilt and while much remains to be done to address homelessness and addiction in the veteran community, those who have been incarcerated now have a better chance at rebuilding their lives and restoring their place in a society they fought to defend.
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