Mark Seavey, blogger with the American Legion Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on August 16 about the most recent Medal of Honor Recipient.
Seavey first gave an overview of the September edition of the American Legion Magazine, discussing some stories that will be featured. One of the stories honors the most recent Medal of Honor Recipient, David Bellavia, who served during the War on Terror in Iraq. Staff Sergeant Bellavia earned the Medal of Honor by risking his life above and beyond his call of duty by rescuing his trapped platoon from a house that was under heavy fire from enemy insurgents. Staff Sergeant Bellavia’s great display of courage and selflessness helped save the lives of many members of his platoon.
Another story in the September edition of the American Legion covers a veteran,Sarah Lee, who after returning home from Iraq was suffering major PTSD and developed weight problems, in which she took up cycling to help cope with her problems. She developed such a love for biking that she went on a cross country trip all by herself, for herself and to honor her lost friends from the war.
Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans joined AWF on August 16 to talk about prescription drugs. He discussed a policy being put into place to control the price of prescription drugs in order to make them more affordable for people who need them the most. Fiesta stressed how the United States needs to make them more affordable and compared U.S. drug prices to Canada. He said that in Canada, insulin is one tenth the cost that it is in the U.S. and something needs to be done to regulate other prescription drug prices.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about National Independent Worker Day.