November 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
air force, awareness ride, carleena angwin, chive, cwi, harley davidson, high desert, icms, idaho, idaho coalition motorcycle safety, kevin hines, marine corps, navy, oregon, post traumatic strees, pts, ptsd, ride for 22, steve exceen, survivors guilt, taps, the carleena show, veteran, veteran suicide awareness
Steve Exceen is a Marine Corps veteran, father, and founder of Ride for 22, a nonprofit organization that seeks to 1.) raise awareness about veteran suicide, 2.) serve as a living memorial for our fallen heroes, and 3.) increase public knowledge and awareness of Post Traumatic Stress. Steve discusses the journey that led him to start Ride for 22. His organization started with three people and grew to include thousands of riders in Idaho and Oregon, riders who display a picture of someone’s loved one during the 3 hour ride so families know they are not forgotten. We have a special guest on the show today. Steve’s nine year old daughter joins us at the end and says hello.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Steve Exceen and Ride for 22 https://ridefor22.org/
July 16th, 2018 | 16 mins 31 secs
9/11, chattanooga, fallen five, hero's journey, iraq war, joseph campbell, july 16 2015, marine corps, marine veteran, navy, peace corps, tennessee
July 16, 2015 a gunman killed five servicemen at a Navy and Marine Corps reserve unit in Chattanooga Tennessee. I was a mile away at work and witnessed the city go on lockdown as 'active shooter situation' and 'no-fly zone' announcements appeared on the news. Although I didn't know those men, their lives and that incident impacted me in ways I couldn't have imagined. One year later, July 16, 2016 I met a Marine veteran of the Iraq war and our conversations and interactions over the next couple years would change the way I think. This episode is in honor of the men who lost their lives that virulent day, and it's also in honor of new friendships.
The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/