I was introduced to Bob Wright by an organization named Us Too. Us Too is an organization that supports and advocates for men at all stages of prostate cancer. Bob is an Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. He is going to talk to us about his time in the military, discovering he had cancer, and become a support group leader for men.

Bob served as a Battalion Surgeon`s Assistant as First Lieutenant Medical Service Corps with 101st Airborne Division. He was in Vietnam from 1969-1970. During his time in service, his efforts were recognized with a Combat Medical Badge, Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

Covered in Episode 29:

  • How to submit questions to podcast
  • Interview with Army Veteran Bob Wright
    • Why he joined the Army
    • His experience in Vietnam and the Army
    • Discovering he had cancer
    • Defeating cancer
    • Becoming a support group leader
  • VA research on cancer
  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Carl Woida

The #VApodcast is now available in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Spotify. Search “Borne the Battle” in your podcast app of choice to subscribe.

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  1. John H.F. Sharp May 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Colon Cancer surgery in 1996, NO post surgery Chemo or Radiation therapy taken or needed to date.
    S/Sgt. John Sharp, USAF SIS, Disabled Korean War Veteran, 1950-54.

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