Dave Philipps Reading from Lethal Warriors

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Dave Philipps Interview at KRCC

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Local journalist and author Dave Philipps read at Colorado College from his book Lethal Warriors about the 506th Infantry Regiment (aka the Band of Brothers) at Fort Carson and the deadly results of a lack of effective support and treatment had on a particular group of soldiers who saw some of the harshest combat conditions in the Iraq War. Here he reads the opening pages of the book and talks about the effect the book had on Army’s approach toward the condition now most commonly known as post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Tune in this Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m. for this month’s edition Western Skies on the subject of the military in the Pikes Peak Region for more on the topic.

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2 Responses to Lethal Warriors: Reading and Interview With Dave Philipps

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Thanks for sharing this interesting interview and the reading by Mr. Philipps. It was a treat!

  2. STROUD C. MALDARE says:

    I was in the Vietnam War, and just now woke up, applying for V.A. Benefits for PTSD, after 44 years. I just did my Stressor Letter, which turned out to be a 3 inch binder of my information. I would like to write a book to help Veterans about this matter, and not ruin their lives like I did. The book would have more action than “Platoon”, one Marine’s view about the War, and how he had to live his life after the War, a non-life. I was on several Operations, and saw lots of combat,and on just Operation “Utah” my unit “H” Company 2/7 lost half of our people killed or wounded. know anyone who wants to write a book?, I can not do it on my own. THANK YOU

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