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Afghanistan War vet records song for soldiers with PTSD
WASHINGTON – War veterans returning home can have a difficult time adjusting to civilian life.
Brad Tyner, lead singer of Breakaway Patriot and Afghanistan War vet, knows what it’s like. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18, and served two tours in the Middle East. He left the military in 2011 to pursue music, and is now combining his war experience with his creative side.
Breakaway Patriot’s latest single “The Homecoming,” speaks to the problems vets with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder face when they come home. The video was created with the help of Travis Air Force Base in California and Pathway Home, a sanctuary for vets with PTSD. The holding signs in the video are actual residents of Pathway.
“By simply watching and sharing the video you can help us raise awareness and funds for vets with PTSD. All proceeds from the video will be donated to the Pathway Home,” Tyner says in an email.
Watch the video for “The Homecoming” below:by WTOPEnt via YouTube 8/6/2014 2:43:17 PM
, September 16, 2014
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