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Helping Soldiers Tell Their Stories…

” When actor Tom Skerritt learned that more American soldiers were committing suicide than being killed in Afghanistan, and that many felt no one was listening to their story, he was determined to help. He called several friends, including novelist and screenwriter Shawn Wong, UW professor of English. “We know how to tell a story and how to teach people to tell a story,” Skerritt told Wong. “We should do something.”

Shawn Wong shares what it’s like to help soldiers who “can’t always control what happens to them…learn they can control the message of what happens to them.”

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