Vietnam vet overcomes addiction and homelessness

11/11/08 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: an interview with a Vietnam veteran who survived post traumatic stress, homelessness and drug addiction to turn his life around.

But first some comments about last week’s program both online and on the phones there were several complaints about last Thursday’s interview regarding the hydrogen assisted power for cars and trucks. You can see the discussion online at

Today this country marks Veteran’s Day, first founded to mark the day armistice was signed to end World War I in 1918. It’s also the day the country honors veterans.

Today we’ll hear the story of a local Vietnam veteran who has an amazing story about hope and survival. He’s Eugene Hairston, who was living on the streets in Tampa for eight years before he recovered from his addictions. He’s written a book called A Quiet Voice. Eugene Hairston is here along with his co-author Susan Adger.

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