Saturday, September 10, 2011

Official US Army press release re: Warrior Police + Valhalla

Yesterday Martha Yoshida emailed us a copy of the following US Army / Ft. Leonard Wood media advisory (a.k.a. press release). Please note that the correct telephone number for Valhalla is 870.449.2345 (not 879.449.2345 as shown; we're sending the minor correction in the morning), all other information below from the Army in this regard is correct. Way to go, Valhalla! Our only regret is the lack of additional emphasis on the amazing true stories of Army MPs within the book itself (of course few have had the opportunity to actually read it yet since it won't be available until this coming Tuesday). THANK YOU MPs, as well as the entire Army and US Military on this eve of 9/11. We will never forget, nor will we forget the extreme personal sacrifices each and every one of you have taken to help make things right again.
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Media Advisory

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473
VOICE:  (573) 563-4145
FAX:            (573) 563-4012
E-mail:      martha.yoshida@us.army.mil

Media Advisory No. 11-098
Sept. 9, 2011

Co-authors put words into action

Reintegrating combat soldiers returning from multiple deployments post
9-11
                                                                
When:           5 to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 20, 2011

What:           During the 70th Anniversary events of the Military Police Corps Regiment to be held Sept. 13-23, at FLW, the first public launch of the book Warrior Police: Rolling with America's MPs in the World's Trouble Spots (St. Martin's Press) will be held with the book's authors Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gordon Cucullu and Chris Fontana, who is a researcher and analyst on terrorism issues.  In addition to telling the MP Story and embedding with U.S. Forces downrange, these authors have put their words into action to establish a retreat for post-9/11 combat Soldiers.  All proceeds from the book will go back to the Valhalla Project, a non-profit retreat designed to reintegrate U.S. combat Soldiers back home following multiple war-time deployments.  The authors will be at Fort Leonard Wood to commemorate the official book roll-out and will be available to sign the book for those interested. 

Who:            Media correspondents

Where:  Gordon Cucullu and Chris Fontana have invited the media to contact them directly for interviews.  Phone numbers landline:
879.449.2345/cell: 607.435.1728.  Email: gordoncucullu@gmail.com or
cfontanapdx@gmail.com.

Significance:  The Valhalla Project offers a compelling story of reintegrating U.S. Soldiers back to America following multiple combat deployments.  The authors have put into action the answer to the question, "What can we do?"  They intend to develop Valhalla as a prototype that could eventually inspire the establishment of similar projects in other locations across the United States.   

Valhalla Project is dedicated to giving our Soldiers and selected civilians an opportunity to reintegrate back into civilian society, relieve stresses from deployment, and in some cases learn new skill sets.  Valhalla is a non-profit, centrally located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north central Arkansas. The authors have pledged all profits from the book Warrior Police will be dedicated to the Valhalla Project, and while they will live on site and manage the project, they will draw no salary or compensation.

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