Thanks to Vet Net for show on LaVena Johnson

Many, many thanks to Charles Clyde and Chuc Smith for hosting me on Vet Net yesterday (Thursday) for a taped show on the LaVena Johnson story. Charles is the regular host of the show, broadcast on KDHX; Chuc is president of the St. Louis chapter of Veterans for Peace. This was a follow up to their March 12 show on the death of Pfc. Johnson. The show taped yesterday will be aired at 5:30 a.m. Central on Monday, March 26. (Not the 25th, as I posted earlier.) The show can be heard at that time via the Internet (RealPlayer format for download); just click on the "Listen Online" link at the top of the show's home page. (Streaming capability may come soon to Vet Net; I'll alert folks when that happens.)

It was a good conversation. Chuc and Charles are quite familiar with LaVena's story; additionally, Chuc and his organization, VFP, have been in touch with the Johnson family and are working to bring the story to the attention of such vital officials as Claire McCaskill, newly-elected Missouri senator and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Charles and Chuc (and Chuc's wife Denise, whom I had the pleasure of meeting) were gracious in their thanks for the petition effort, which is only made worthwhile by each citizen who has lent their name to the effort. Thanks again to all of you.

(Cross-posted here and there.)

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