Going On "Medicinal Missions" To Help Veterans

Nov 3, 2015

The fate of veterans returning home after combat can be downright bleak.  Bleak enough that many commit suicide. 

Shot from Project 22 movie.
Credit Medicinal Missions

Doc King and Daniel Egbert, both veterans themselves, fixed on the number 22. 

That's how many veterans commit suicide every day. 

They formed a group called "Medicinal Missions" to address veteran issues, and made a movie called "Project 22." 

The movie shows in White City on November 18th; Daniel and Doc join us to talk about their work.  

This is another of several Veteran-related interviews in a joint project between JPR and Southern Oregon Public TV called "Local Focus: Debt of Honor."

The project culminates in the TV airing of Ric Burns' "Debt of Honor" with a companion "Local Focus" program--think The Exchange on TV--immediately following, November 10th.