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Vietnam Veteran to Speak in Laramie

October 6, 2009 — Vietnam veteran John W. Fisher will give three presentations in Laramie on war, trauma and the healing journey home Friday, Oct. 9.

His presentations are part of "Soldier's Heart: Veterans' Safe Return," a veterans' return and healing project addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of veterans, their families and communities.

Fisher will speak to the veteran's group at 9 a.m. in the Eppson Center at 1560 N. 3rd St. He will speak at 11:30 a.m. in the Senate Chambers, Room 221 of the University of Wyoming Union. His UW presentation is sponsored by the UW Nontraditional and Women's Center and the University Counseling Center. Lunch will be provided. His final presentation at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow, is open to the community at the Albany County Library, 310 S. 8th St.

Fisher served in the U.S. Army in 1968 during the Vietnam War. After his nephew was deployed to the Persian Gulf during the Desert Storm conflict, he slipped into post-traumatic stress disorder which contributed to the end of his 20 year marriage. He began his search for healing, and has written two novels: "Angels in Vietnam," and "Not Welcome Home."

For more information or to RSVP, call Michelle A. Worden at (307) 760-3796, or e-mail her at For more information on the Soldier's Heart program, visit

Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

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