Moral Injury and the Path to Recovery for U.S. Combat Vets

November 5, 2013
Hosted by Gary Ray

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Episode Description

Finding the Kachadoorians Lu Lobello My unit was ambushed in Baghdad and was engaged in one of the fiercest firefights of the invasion according to the New York Times and our 13 wounded. After our radio operator was shot through the head he was later saved by Sanjay Gupta. Our unit has affectionately been called the Sinners and The Saints because half of us were from Las Vegas and the other half were from Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately, during our firefight there was multiple families and innocent civilians caught in the crossfire, some were killed and some were wounded. One of the families caught in the crossfire were the Kachadoorians. Their father and two sons were killed and the rest of the family was stuck in the middle of an open field when our unit conducted a rescue. Dr. Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, and is currently the Associate Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah. He was Chief of the Primary Care Psychology Service and the Suicide Prevention Program Manager for Lackland AFB. Dr. Bryan deployed to Iraq in 2009, where he served as the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Air Force Theater Hospital. He currently researches suicidal behaviors, suicide prevention, and psychological resiliency. He chaired the American Association of Suicidology’s Primary Care Task Force to develop training curriculum for primary care medical providers in the assessment and management of suicidal patients, and is a consultant to the Department of Defense for psychological health promotion and suicide prevention.

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Gary Ray

Gary Ray

"Gary Ray's" background includes hosting / co-hosting radio talk shows for more than 15 years on a number of subjects. His background also includes more than 19 years in the Insurance industry, nine years as an Internet Marketer and consultant. Gary is co-founder and co-developer and involved in the implementation of the Worldwide Racing Network. For seven years he worked closely with NASCAR and Turner Sports Interactive with the NASCAR Touring series.

"Gary Ray" joined Armed Forces Radio Network in 2008 as the Public Relations Director and provided Marketing and radio interviews. In February 2011 he was promoted to President. In September 2012 he resigned his position to continue his passion on the next level.

Gary continues helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. He believes by working together, our military men and women who return home are heroes to their families and communities. His resources provide a lifeline of aid and support not only for our veterans but also the families of our fallen heroes.

"Gary Ray" is developing one of the most powerful Radio Networks in the country called "American Heroes Network" powered by VoiceAmerica. You will hear firsthand the personal accounts of heroes whose unselfish actions have contributed to the traditions and values that represent the soul of America.

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