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Benjamin Sledge on His Book, "Where Cowards Go To Die," Military Service, and The PTSD Crisis

 
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Chris Spangle
Politics is too personal for black and white thinking. Listen as regular people talk about big issues to help you understand the news to encourage you to serve the people in your life to affect change instead of seeking political solutions. Serve Your Circle. We cover news, culture, nonprofits and charity, history, libertarianism and nonviolence, faith, public policy, communication and podcasting, and more. Chris Spangle is the host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at PodcastingAndPlatforms.com. He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits.
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Ben Sledge served his country with distinction in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He joins me to reflect on his service in those wars and the moral injuries they caused, and the long struggle to overcome them upon his return home. He is the author of a new book titled "Where Cowards Go To Die."

Buy the Book - https://amzn.to/3BLDdl1

Book Excerpt - https://townhall.com/columnists/benjaminsledge/2022/07/04/excerpt-the-struggles-veterans-face-when-returning-to-civilian-life-n2609666

Benjamin Sledge is a wounded combat veteran with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, serving most of his time under Special Operations (Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command). He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and two Army Commendation Medals for his actions overseas. Upon returning home from war, he began work in mental health and addiction recovery. A prolific communicator, Benjamin has authored several viral articles in addition to being the author of two books. His work ranges from fiction, self-help, and investigative journalism to Christianity and the military. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, daughter, and son.