Your Welcome Story
An opportunity for you to tell us your story of "Welcome", however that looked, as a veteran, a family member or close friend. Click here to tell your story.
Get Connected

Watch on Facebook

Watch THE WELCOME on facebook to raise money for your favorite organization. Click below to find out more.


 Where are they now...

Bob and Moe Eaton

Both mentor vets and their families.  Bob continues to write songs and now records and performs them around Southern Oregon.

 

 

 

 


Laura Carpenter

Returned safely from Iraq and is now back in school and writing poetry.

 

 

 

 

 


Ken Kraft

Has re-established contact with his son.  He is raising Victorian Bulldogs and donating them to wounded vets.

 

 

 

 

 

Eli Painted Crow

Advocates for female vets and peace with Turtle Women Rising and the Service Women's Action Network, which she co-founded.

 

 

 

 


Jake and Christy Jacobs

Now have two babies.  Jake is down to three meds.  Christy is working for the VA in White City, OR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rory Dunn

Now has his driver's license, hunts, fishes, plays golf and plans to go back to school.

 

 

 

 

 


Cynthia Lefever

Continues to be a fierce advocate for veterans and their families around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandy Martin

 

Has moved to Washington, D.C., where she works at the Department of Veterans Affairs as Congressional Communications Officer.

 

 

 

 


Michael Meade

Continues his work with traumatized communities at the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation.  (www.mosaicvoices.org)

 

 


Niels Damman 

- Is now married, has a son and is loving life much more while running an outdoor program for youth in Washington State.


Debbie Guerrerro

- Is a social worker at Muckleshoot Indian Child welfare, and is planning to pursue her Ph.D.  She also participates in Turtle Women Rising Gatherings.



William Half Moon

- Attending morotcycle mechanic school and is riding as much as possible in Arizona.




Joseph and Carolina Holness

 - Joseph finished Masters Degree and is hoping to find work with US Forest Service in Aviation and Fire Dept. and he is enjoying being a new grandfather.
 
- Carolina is retired from the military and living in
 Portland OR, enjoying being a new grandmother.Joseph and Carolina Holness
 - Joseph finished Masters Degree and is hoping to find work with US Forest Service in Aviation and Fire Dept. and he is enjoying being a new grandfather.
 - Carolina is retired from the military and living in Portland OR, enjoying being a new grandmother.

Mike Hastie

- Continues to work in the anti-war movement and has dedicated his life to bearing witness about the lies of the Vietnam War and the betrayal of Veterans in American foreign policy.



Stan Lefever

- Step Father to Rory Dunn, continues his support of Veterans while working at Boeing in Seattle.



Jack McLean

-Was the First Vietnam Veteran to attend Harvard University ('72), and is a recent author of the Best Selling memoir, Loon: A Marine Story.  He is also the father of three grown daughters.



Dan Nielsen

- Is recovering from Prostate cancer and is retired, living in Vancouver, WA




Mike Schenk

- Is retired and living in Oregon with his Bulldog buddy, a gift from Ken Kraft.




Dan Shea

- Is Co-founder and Executive Director of Education WithOut Borders (EWOB) and is currently helping plan the National Veterans for Peace Convention for Aug., 2011 in Portland, OR.


Kat Smith

- Lives and works in Ashland, OR




Melissa Steinmann

- Has been awarded a fellowship through The Mission Continues,  and is volunteering at the Arizona Game and Fish Department teaching education programs in the community.