You’ve likely found yourself on this part of the world wide web having read a book called War Story. If that’s the case, thank you for reading the book. If not, we’re glad you’re here all the same. One of the ways we are advocating for our service members in 2019 is by sending a petition addressed to the Chairmen of the Armed Services Committees of both the House and the Senate as well as the Secretary of Defense. This petition details the specific reforms that we believe need to be enacted to properly care for those who’ve made the decision to serve and in doing so, help strengthen the fabric of our nation, our communities and the families who serve alongside their loved ones in uniform.
Whether or not you’ve ever been in the military, your voice can be placed in service to the women and men of the military. Thank you for taking the time to consider joining the fight and we hope you’ll lend your support to thecause by reading and signing the petition below.
In many respects, the journey begins here. Commissioned by the War Department and made by legendary filmmaker John Huston, Let There Be Light cuts through the myth that war trauma is a recent phenomenon and underscores the power of recognizing and treating war trauma while service members are still in uniform. The film was confiscated and classified on the night it was to be screened in 1946 and was finally declassified in the early 1980s. It was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981.WATCH IT
This is the military training film that effectively replaced Let There Be Light and encapsulates the stigma and misinformation that has governed so much of how mental health is viewed and treated for the latter half of the 20th century.WATCH IT
A modern look at age-old realities of war stress, trauma and the hope of recovery within the context of community.WATCH IT
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Steven is the author of 'War Story,' a memoir detailing the events leading up to during and following his time as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan. Professionally, Steven serves as a member of the executive team for Capstone Trust in Olympia, WA as well as an executive producer with Hero Productions in Tulsa, OK.
Brook is a painter and ceramic artist, mother of Gracie and Hazel and a passionate advocate for those suffering untreated mental illness. Having seen those effects play out first-hand in her and Steven's marriage, she has and continues to serve as a key catalyst and advisor to their family's' efforts in this area.
Pat is the founding partner of Capstone Investment Group, LLC and having retired from his day-to-day duties as a wealth manager, serves as a member of the executive team of Capstone Trust in Olympia, WA. Pat currently serves on the Board of Evergreen Christian Community. He is married to his wife Valorie, and they have twin adult sons.
Evan is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan having served in both theaters as a member of 2nd Ranger Battalion. He and Steven have been friends since college and joined the military at the same time in 2003. Evan, his wife Rachel and their family pastor Storehouse Church Northwest in Puyallup, WA. Their family also owns and operates Kingdom Builders Construction, LLC and Fleurish Home, LLC in Sumner, WA. Evan and his wife make their home in Puyallup with their four daughters.
ESPN’s Mike Fish provides what Steven Elliott believes is one of the best journalistic examination of Pat Tillman’s death and its immediate aftermath.
Revisiting the issue on the tenth anniversary of Pat’s death, ESPN’s Mike Fish and Outside the Lines talks with one of the possible shooters, Steven Elliott, for the first time.
Given on the 10-year anniversary of Pat’s death, 22 April 2014, Steven Elliott discusses his experience with NPR.