August 21, 2019

What We Can Do for Our Fallen Heroes, with Major Steve Taylor

Episode 63:

Major Stephen Taylor is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a graduate of Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Major Taylor has served in the United States Marine Corps since 1996 in various leadership roles and has served multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a husband to his wife, Charlene, and a father to their three children: Sarah, Aidan, and Sean Patrick

In 2010, Major Taylor survived a blast from an IED but suffered lasting consequences to his physical and mental health. Through the support of his family, Major Taylor manages the long road to recovery for himself and now champions the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a charity dedicated to helping servicemembers and their families in honor of those who never made it home.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Major Taylor’s story of surviving an IED blast and how that radically affected his life
  • Choosing family over his military career and what that meant to Major Taylor
  • The mission of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a cause that Major Taylor champions as incredibly important
  • The unfortunate state of health treatment for active-duty soldiers and veterans
  • The grueling effects of war on physical and mental health and the long road to recovery that many veterans face
  • The heartbreaking statistics on veteran suicide
  • How you can help and contribute to the improvement of veterans’ lives

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