On Monday, Feb. 9, VA Secretary Bob McDonald joined the Charlie Rose Show on PBS to discuss the attention brought to today’s Veterans by films such as American Sniper. Joining the panel discussion were the film’s screenwriter, Jason Hall, and two Marines: Team Rubicon co-founder Jake Wood and Jacob Schick, a Warrior Relations Specialist with the Brain Performance Institute’s Warrior Training Team.
McDonald was asked about the film American Sniper and said it gave the American public a look at what military Veterans have gone through.
“The obvious injuries and wounds are the ones seen by everyone, but it’s those inconspicuous wounds are the ones we often deal with in the VA. I thought it was great to be able to raise that to the American public,” McDonald said.
McDonald also pointed out the contributions being made by Veterans. “I don’t want the American public to take away that every Veteran is somehow damaged. They aren’t. We’ve got great Veterans who are making substantial contributions to this country.”
Watch the Charlie Rose show below. The discussion begins at the 10:07 mark.