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Donald Martinez

Donald Martinez has 6 articles published.

Image Geronimo: A Service Dog's Tale [Lima Charlie News][Image: Don Martinez]

Geronimo: A Service Dog’s Tale

Lima Charlie News Correspondent Don Martinez, a combat veteran, is about to embark on an adventure with his best friend and service dog, Geronimo. My first service dog was named Charlie. She was a Yellow Lab that I rescued from the local shelter. She was… Keep Reading

Image Leave No One Behind: Our Noble Interpreters [Lima Charlie News]

Leave No One Behind: Our Noble Interpreters

A combat officer’s tribute to those that helped him survive in a foreign and hostile land: the noble interpreter. As a young combat arms officer deployed in Iraq, I didn’t know much about the language or culture of the Iraqi people, let alone the Muslim… Keep Reading

Image Swords to Plowshares: Urban Farming for the New Warrior [Lima Charlie News]

Swords to Plowshares: Urban Farming for the New Warrior

A U.S. Army combat veteran reports on the therapeutic nature of returning to the land, and a business built on urban farming. After 20 years of travails and a 10-year-long war, literature’s most celebrated veteran, Odysseus, finally returns to his homeland to find he does… Keep Reading

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