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6. A new mission for veterans – disaster relief
Jake Wood
<4:52>  | December 2011

 

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<Questions : A new mission for veterans – disaster relief>
1. Why did the speaker go to Port-au-Prince?

 

 

2. The speaker realized something after he worked in Port-au-Prince for three weeks. What did he realize?

 

 

3.After he came back from Port-au-Prince, he noticed there were two problems. What were they?

Problem 1:_____________________

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Problem 2:____________________

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4. What is the speaker’s idea to solve these two problems?

 

 

5. What percentage of veterans want to continue their service when they take off their uniform?

 

 

6. According to the speaker, why did Clay Hunt kill himself?

 

 

7. The speaker mentions 3 veterans from Kansas City, Missouri.
How did they gain self-worth after they came back to Kansas City?

 

 




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<Answers : A new mission for veterans – disaster relief>
1. Why did the speaker go to Port-au-Prince?
Because an earthquake hit that area, and he went there to lead a team of veterans and medical professionals.

 

2. The speaker realized something after he worked in Port-au-Prince for three weeks. What did he realize?
Military veterans are very (very) good at disaster response.

 

3. After he came back from Port-au-Prince, he noticed there were two problems. What were they?

Problem 1:__Inadequate disaster

response._(slow, antiquated, not

the best technology or people) 

Problem 2:__ Inadequate veteran

reintegration._(struggle to

reintegrate into civilian life) ___

 




 

4. What is the speaker’s idea to solve these two problems?
Use disaster response as an opportunity for service for the veterans coming home.

 

5. What  percentage of veterans want to continue their service when they take off their uniform?
92%

 

6. According to the speaker, why did Clay Hunt kill himself?
Because of what he lost when he came home.
(He lost his purpose. He lost his community.
And perhaps most tragically, he lost his self-worth. )

 




7. The speaker mentions 3 veterans from Kansas City, Missouri.
How did they gain self-worth after they came back to Kansas City?
They were sent to Joplin, Missouri after a tornado to help people there.

 
 

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