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Family of combat veteran wants standardized reentry program


Added 02-15-20 04:35:01pm EST - “The family of a Marine Corps veteran who died last year wants the government to develop a standardized reentry program for soldiers returning from combat before they leave the military.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Family of combat veteran wants standardized reentry program”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - The family of a Marine Corps veteran who died last year wants the government to develop a standardized reentry program for soldiers returning from combat before they leave the military.

Family members of Tyler Reeb, a decorated Marine who grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut, have been talking with state and federal lawmakers about how such a program is needed to help veterans fully reintegrate into civilian life, The Day reported.

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“We transform civilians into soldiers,” said Tyler Reeb’s uncle, Chris Reeb, of Weston, Connecticut. “We have to transform these soldiers back to civilians.”

Tyler Reeb did three overseas combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He became a sniper, led more than 100 combat missions and was honorably discharged in 2015 just after being promoted to staff sergeant.

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