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17. The Protectors

September 14, 2018 9 p.m.

Today’s episode is split between two conversations. They’re about many things, but they share the theme of protecting others and how that relates to one’s identity as a veteran or service member. In the second half of today’s show we’re going to be talking with two members of Veterans Respond, which mobilizes veteran volunteers to areas of natural or man-made disasters; but first up, we’re with writer and active duty Air Force officer Matthew Komatsu.

Contributors: Matthew Komatsu and Veterans Respond (Sean Sullivan and John Nelson)

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