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11 Nov 2014 

Chris Marvin Sees Us Veterans As Assets, Not Victims - Yahoo News

Chris Marvin says he thinks the first narrative, veterans as victims, gets too much play in the news media and in the minds of Americans, even in the thinking of US veterans themselves. As the the founder and managing director of Got Your 6 he aims to refocus attention on the skills, abilities, and potential of US veterans. Recommended: Veterans Day: How much do click here! you know about America's heroes? Yes, of course, veterans face challenges, sometimes significant ones. But they also know how to "rise to those occasions," Mr. Marvin says in a phone interview from Philadelphia, where veterans from four different nonprofit groups are helping build a Habitat for Humanity house. "We have examples like this across the country." Most veterans who come home are "primed to give back and to make their country and their community a better place," says Marvin, who served as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot in Afghanistan .

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