In the winter issue of American Veteran magazine, we share the inspiring story of Dana Bowman, the new AMVETS national spokesman and elite paratrooper who lost both of his legs in a skydiving accident in 1994. To read the latest issue of American Veteran magazine, Click Here.
This winter, we also highlight the work of Doug Sterner, the Vietnam veteran who has single-handedly compiled the nation's most comprehensive database of military valorous award citations. Sterner played an integral role in the launch of AMVETS' new Web site, ReportStolenValor.org, in December, and in this issue's "Outside the Wire," he discusses his work and his motivation preserving the veterans' historical record.
In this issue's "Off the Shelf" feature, we discuss "As You Were" by Washington Post reporter Christian Davenport, who followed a Virginia National Guard unit to Iraq and back, chronicling the personal stories of today's citizen-soldiers.
We also discuss one of AMVETS' top legislative priorities for 2010, rural and remote veterans' access to VA care, and the recent success of the AMVETS Task Force DVD holiday drive.
Be on the look-out for the print edition of American Veteran magazine in mailboxes soon.
(Photos: Top: Dana Bowman shakes hands with AMVETS National Commander Duane J. Miskulin outside the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo courtesy of Dana Bowman. Bottom: Doug Sterner working in his home office in Alexandria, Va. Photo by Jay Agg.)