TRUTH ABOUT WAR
The Veterans Breakfast Club is all about veterans’ stories. Truth About War takes a deep dive into these stories to explore big questions facing our nation and our future: Should we bring back the draft? Were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan worth the cost? Does the military handle racial divisions better than the civilian world? We’ll talk with some high-profile veterans as well as some lesser known people who’ve served on the frontlines of history. We’ll also call upon experts in various fields in order find what Truth About War we can uncover.
EPISODE 14: KEN FALKE
On our final episode of the season, we talk with Ken Falke. Ken is a retired Navy EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) technician. They’re the ones who diffuse bombs, mines, shells, and missiles. Ken spent 18 years disarming explosives throughout Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hotspots around the world, before returning home and starting a company that trains soldiers for the same specialty. Tune into our conversation with Ken about his experience as an EOD and how veterans can turn their experiences of trauma into opportunities for growth.
Since 2008, the Veterans Breakfast Club (VBC) has gathered thousands of veterans together with their families, friends, and neighbors so that veterans can share their stories, and the community can learn from them. Our mission is “to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories so that this living history is never forgotten.” We believe that through our work, people will be educated, healed and inspired. Each year, we hold over 60 storytelling events at over 30 locations throughout Western Pennsylvania. There are no membership dues or requirements and everyone is welcome to attend, including non-veterans.