Vietnam vet overcomes addiction and homelessness11/11/08 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. Iâ€™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 weekâ€™s program both online and on the phones there were several complaints about last Thursdayâ€™s interview regarding the hydrogen assisted power for cars and trucks. You can see the discussion online at wmnf.org/news.
Today this country marks Veteranâ€™s Day, first founded to mark the day armistice was signed to end World War I in 1918. Itâ€™s also the day the country honors veterans.
Today weâ€™ll hear the story of a local Vietnam veteran who has an amazing story about hope and survival. Heâ€™s Eugene Hairston, who was living on the streets in Tampa for eight years before he recovered from his addictions. Heâ€™s written a book called A Quiet Voice. Eugene Hairston is here along with his co-author Susan Adger.