Doug Karr

Doug Karr

Petty Officer Second Class, United States Navy Veteran

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Broken Promises: The Veteran Health Epidemic

On Veterans Day, its critical for all of us to remember, celebrate and honor the service of the men and women in arms today and, of course, our veterans.

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Veterans Day 2010: Honoring Today's Veterans

Thursday, November 11, 2010 is Veterans Day. Last year, in my Veterans Day 2009 post, I gave you a brief background of the history of Veterans Day, and quoted the 2008 census to give folks a real idea of just how many veterans there really are living in the United States – because, interestingly enough, the average person really low-balls their guess! I talked about how vets are more likely than civilians to develop mesothelioma cancer, and shared a poem and a few quotes.

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About Doug

  • 17 Year Navy Veteran
  • Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class, Surface Warfare Qualified (1986-1992)
  • Served on The USS Coontz DDG-40 and the USS Spartanburg County LST-1192
  • Awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for service in Desert Storm and Desert Shield

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