Had a fantastic time at the premiere screening for @h_i_p_p_o_life’s (non-profit organization) film, “Un-Visible.” Every single day, 22 American veterans commit suicide. Our nonprofit hopes to shed a light on this difficult subject, and help heal through art therapy. Congratulations to my brother @anthony.gilardi.22. Your hard work is starting to pay off!
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Photo taken AmVets Hawaii Commander Donovan A. Lazarus with DPAA Sergeant Major, Michael Swam and Service Officer, William Rodriguez at today’s Kahu Blessing and Lei Untying Ceremony for the new Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ( #DPAA) Academy Building 220, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam ( #JBPHH)! 14 DEC 2018
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Checkout the awesome photo taken of AmVets Hawaii Commander Donovan A. Lazarus with our great DPAA Search & Recovery Team Leaders at today’s Kahu Blessing and Lei Untying Ceremony for the new Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ( #DPAA) Academy Building 220, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam ( #JBPHH)! 14 DEC 2018
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#30 on our list 🎧: @marygauthier’s “Rifles & Rosary Beads”
Roots: New Orleans, Louisiana. 🏠: Nashville, Tennessee.
This album, which arrived in late January, is protest music, yes, but of a more fundamental source. For a long time, Gauthier has worked with Texas songwriter Radney Foster’s nonprofit, Songwriting With Soldiers, which does exactly what its name implies: It pairs military veterans and/or their family members with professional songwriters. Their goal is to turn trauma into music, thus bringing healing. Rifles and Rosary Beads marked the first time a Songwriting With Soldiers artist had collected her co-writing with vets into a single album. Like Apocalypse Now, Rifles and Rosary Beads opens with the chuff of helicopter blades and dives into “Soldiering On,” which Gauthier co-wrote with retired Marine Corps. Maj. Jennifer Marino, who logged multiple tours as a CH-46 chopper pilot in Iraq. It begins, “I was bound to something bigger / And more important than a single human life / I wore my uniform with honor / My service was not a sacrifice / But what saves you in the battle / Can kill you at home / A soldier, soldiering on.” By the end of the song, the electric guitars crank up, and you begin to think Gauthier and these noble military familes have honed the old three-chords-and-the truth formula to its purest form.
Our favorite track: “Bullet Holes in the Sky”
Freezing temperatures here in the midwest. We were glad to head south for a couple days of filming! @usarmy
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Joel’s Warthog video – Over the 4th of July, 2018 Cruiser Safaris had the honor and privilege to hunt with Joel Tavera, a USA wounded veteran of war and his friend, retired officer, Matt Eatman. Joel was severely burned, lost an arm, a leg and his site. He persevered through his injuries retaining his drive in life and wonderful sense of humor. Joel is not a celebrity. He is, however a great example of inner-strength and the spirit of the American soldier. In appreciation of his sacrifices and service we surprised Joel by bringing in hunting videographer, Richard Leonard to film his safari hunting experience.⠀
See the full video as well as Joel’s Kudu hunt at Cruiser Safaris TV on YouTube - You can also view this and other previous videos on our website: Videos, under the About Us section of the menu.⠀
Joel also received a sponsorship donation toward his hunt from veteran organization, Wishes For Warriors and we appreciate their help and the work they do. Highveld Taxidermy donated a mount for Joel as well and we thank them for their generosity.⠀
We hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed meeting, spending time with and hunting with Joel. Thank you for your service, Joel, Matt and all the veterans out there.⠀