Medal of Honor – SPC Lawrence Joel

Army Specialist 6 Lawrence Joel was born on Feb. 22, 1928, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He attended Atkins High School and joined the Army on his 18th birthday in 1946. During his three-year enlistment, he served in France, Germany, and Italy. In 1953, Specialist Joel re-joined the Army as an airborne medic. After assignments inContinue reading “Medal of Honor – SPC Lawrence Joel”

Feature: Reynaldo Valenzuela

Reynaldo Valenzuela was born in Roswell, NM, and raised by his grandparents. He graduated in 2001 and joined the military in November of that year. He was sent to basic training at Ft. Benning, GA. After graduating from infantry school, he was stationed at Ft. Hood, TX in the BCO 1/9 CAV. His unit wasContinue reading “Feature: Reynaldo Valenzuela”

Marine Corps Veteran Caleb Martin – Steer Wrestler at SRA Finals

Caleb Martin competed at this year’s 47th Southern Rodeo Association Finals in Asheville, NC, Nov. 12-14, 2021. Martin served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2012-2021 as a radio operator. He has been steer wrestling since 2004 and plans on continuing to compete in 2022 in the Southern Rodeo Association. We are thankful for hisContinue reading “Marine Corps Veteran Caleb Martin – Steer Wrestler at SRA Finals”

WAR Voice – Racism Episode 1 – Communication is Key

There is a crisis in America and no one can ignore it, including our organization. We are taking time to listen and give a voice to those who serve. W.A.R. Army Veteran, Corrections Officer, and bull rider, Lonnie Guyton, discusses racism as a child, in the military, and rodeo. He is emphatic that education andContinue reading “WAR Voice – Racism Episode 1 – Communication is Key”

Under the Flag – Christopher Walsh

Matt Chrisenberry, recently back from deployment to Afghanistan in the Army Reserves, joins W.A.R. President Sheri Smith to honor our fallen brother-in-arms Chris Walsh. Christopher Walsh. May 28, 1987 – March 16, 2020 U.S. Army Reserves. Springfield, MO Law Enforcement Officer. Chief Williams described Officer Walsh as humble, compassionate and consistently kind. “Chris Walsh was a soldier,Continue reading “Under the Flag – Christopher Walsh”

Under The Flag – CPL Loren Buffalo

Operation Under the Flag – remembering those who come home under the flag CPL Loren Buffalo. We must never forget those who have given the greatest sacrifice in service to our great country. CPL Loren Buffalo served in the U.S. Army assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Tea, 101st AirborneContinue reading “Under The Flag – CPL Loren Buffalo”

Recreational Therapy: The Difference Between Living and Existing

The recreational therapy mission statement of Grand Junction, Colorado’s Veterans Affairs hospital is as follows.“Recreation Therapy is the provision of treatment services and the provision of recreation services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions. Primary purposes of treatment services are to restore, remediate, or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as wellContinue reading “Recreational Therapy: The Difference Between Living and Existing”