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Podcast: World War II veteran Jack Vier tells his story to Rye High students


Rye High School students have a better sense of ancient (to them!) history now, thanks to a recent visit from local World War II veteran Jack Vier.

As I wrote in my story last week, Vier may be 90 years old, but he still sounds like a hell-raising young soldier.


His annual visit to Rye High teacher Bob Steel’s history classes included a lively mix of accents and “French” words. He also shared some sobering stories about the battlefield horrors that still fuel his post-traumatic stress disorder (as fellow World War II veteran Dominic Esposito also described in last week’s podcast).

You can hear some of Vier’s stories on this week’s At Ease! podcast. (Use the podcast button on our sidebar or the iTunes icon at the bottom of this post to download it. However, it can take a day or two for new podcasts to show up on iTunes, so for now, you can just listen live by clicking the audio link below.)


This entry was posted on Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 7:30 am by Nicole Neroulias. | | iTunes
Category: jack vier, podcast, post-traumatic stress disorder, ptsd, rye high school, world war II, WWII


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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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