Emily is an Atlanta native and a 2006 graduate of The University of Tennessee with a BSBA degree in Marketing.

Her grandfather was a WWII & Korean War veteran and is featured on the site (Tank Commander Andy Carpenter). Emily originally assisted with interviewing and website content selection prior to moving into the Director position. Today, she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Foundation, which includes partnership & media contacts and website management, along with conducting veteran interviews. She has been working with the foundation since 2006. Emily lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Emily’s background and experience
  • Capturing the stories of combat veterans
  • Vietnam War Commemoration Project
  • Goals of Witness to War: Preserve, Honor, Educate
  • Difference between the stories of different generations
  • Cross-generational stories
  • Understanding the personal aspect of combat experiences
  • Bridging the civilian-military divide
  • Families using Witness to War for personal research

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

The Witness to War Foundation

Witness to War on Facebook

Witness to War on Twitter





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Duane France

Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.