CBS Eye on Veterans: Science, Solutions and the SEAL who was shot 27 times

Eye on Veterans
April 06, 2020 - 2:38 pm
SEAL Mike Day's new book Perfectly Wounded, Henry M Jackson Foundation, and AMVETS teams up with TruGenomix for PTSD research

On this episode of CBS Eye on Veterans:

The SEAL who was shot 27 times ... and survived!

Retired SEAL Mike Day talks about his book Perfectly Wounded

On what would be his final combat mission as a Navy SEAL Mike Day was shot 27 times by four enemy fighters and absorbed a grenade blast. Despite being wounded, Day eliminated all four enemy fighters, secured two prisoners, rescued six women and children, and evacuated to an awaiting helicopter. We talked with the retired senior chief about his new book Perfectly Wounded and learned a lot about life, miracles and the power of the human spirit deep inside all of us.

 

Finding veteran transition programs that actually work!

The Veterans Metrics Initiative is a groundbreaking study that tracked thousands of veteran transitions to find out what works.

Sure there are thousands of programs that claim to help vets, but how many actually work? And how do we even know? We talked with Cynthia Gilman Henry M Jackson Foundation and Dr. Daniel Perkins from Penn State University about The Veterans Metrics Initiative, a groundbreaking study that tracked thousands of veteran's transitions and reveals what actually helped them find civilian success. 

 

Fighting Suicide with Science

Cherissa Jackson, AMVETS Chief Medical Executive and TruGenomix Chief Innovation Officer, Yusuf Henriques talk about new research and their mission to help save veterans' lives.

Imagine if PTSD could show up in a blood test. AMVETS Veteran Service Organization and True Genomix have partnered to do research on a new tool that would do just that. We talked with veterans Cherissa Jackson, AMVETS Chief Medical Executive and TruGenomix Chief Innovation Officer Yusuf Henriques about the research and their mission to help save veterans' lives.

 

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