American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

E049: Struggle In Life Gives Things Value

Episode Summary

It would seem as though with so many people doing their very best to help, our veterans should be at peace, resting warmly in the embrace of a newly-awakened America. So why do we still lose so many of our combat veterans to suicide? Why do so many of our warriors descend into a dark world of drugs and despair? Why do we see homeless veterans on park benches, and why do so many of these families dissolve under the pressure of adapting to the return of a parent or child who may look the same but hides a deadly secret? Micah Fink knows exactly why, and this former Navy SEAL is doing everything he can to reverse the trend. With ten years as a Navy SEAL Micah has seen friends die. He has done things to survive and fight and defend our country, things that have the potential to forever be seared into the forefront of his memory and his life. But Micah has learned that struggle in life gives things value. The answers we are looking for are inside all of us. We have to look inside for the answers – not out. Listen to the full episode and interview we did with Micah Fink at americansnippets.com/003

Episode Notes

It would seem as though with so many people doing their very best to help, our veterans should be at peace, resting warmly in the embrace of a newly-awakened America. So why do we still lose so many of our combat veterans to suicide? Why do so many of our warriors descend into a dark world of drugs and despair? Why do we see homeless veterans on park benches, and why do so many of these families dissolve under the pressure of adapting to the return of a parent or child who may look the same but hides a deadly secret? Micah Fink knows exactly why, and this former Navy SEAL is doing everything he can to reverse the trend. With ten years as a Navy SEAL Micah has seen friends die. He has done things to survive and fight and defend our country, things that have the potential to forever be seared into the forefront of his memory and his life. But Micah has learned that struggle in life gives things value. The answers we are looking for are inside all of us. We have to look inside for the answers – not out. Listen to the full episode and interview we did with Micah Fink at americansnippets.com/003