THE SCUTTLEBUTT

“Scuttlebutt” is a military term (specifically Navy) for talk or gossip around the watercooler below decks. And that’s just what our program is about –  an informed conversation about the military experience, past and present. 

LATEST EPISODE

The Scuttlebutt welcomes veteran, educator, and writer, Ben Abel to the program to talk about his recent op-ed in Task & Purpose, ‘You either went to war or you didn’t’ — How deployments divide the vet community. Ben and Shaun talk about his service, his family’s extensive military history, the military/civilian divide, and the language divide that exists in the veteran community between those who saw combat and those who didn’t. For more information as to why veterans who didn’t see combat may feel guilty or cheated, check out this Military.com article. And as always, please like, share, subscribe, and ring the bell on YouTube!

Ben’s article

Jim LaPorta’s article

“Cheated and Guilty”: The Struggle for Troops Who Missed Out on Combat

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