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  • 12/17/18

    2018 OPERATION ENGAGE AMERICA ANNUAL REPORT

    IMPORTANT NOTICE!

    Five years ago, we, as two sets of parents, started out on a journey to ensure

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  • 05/22/18

    #VetFlagRun

    Operation Engage America - Iowa invites you to join Brian Geerts (USMC 1983-1987) in raising awareness and funds for our Veterans.

    Let's help prevent Veterans' suicides through PTS & TBI research and address the many other issues that take Veterans down that ugly path.

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  • 02/14/18

    Victor Hogstrom invited Lisa Naslund back to share her mission five years after Dillion's death.

    Five Years Later with Lisa Naslund

    5 years ago Kansas Public Television KPTS Channel 8 aired the documentary "Dillion- The True Story".

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Our Story

You may be familiar with our son, Daniel Somers. He was a CA Army National Guardsman who returned to civilian life from the Iraq war as so many of our warriors do, suffering from invisible wounds. For Daniel it was not only Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, but also Gulf War Syndrome. His transition to civilian life ended June 10, 2013 when he took his own life, unable to cope any longer with multi-system health issues. We have made it our mission to address the multiple barriers that kept Daniel from receiving the proper treatment he so desperately needed. In that process we hope to ensure that no other veteran or family suffers as ours has.

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