Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, a day to remember military servicemen and women who have served and sacrificed in defense of our nation’s freedom.
Former Marine and expert in PTSD and military and veterans’ issues Chad Robichaux is joining us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “American Heroes: Serving on the Front Lines.”
Chad originally joined the military after 9/11 fueled by a desire for retribution against terrorists. During eight tours of duty in Afghanistan, his interpreter, a man named Aziz, became like a brother and saved Chad’s life three times.
He also educated him about the harsh realities facing the Afghan people. Like the Killing Pool, a swimming pool built and abandoned by the Soviets. When the Taliban took control, they used the pool for public executions, throwing people to their deaths or hanging them from nooses made of steel cables.
Realities like that filled Chad’s heart with compassion for the Afghan people and fueled him to create a coalition of nonprofits called “Save our Allies” who save the oppressed and vulnerable from rape, abuse and death.
The “Save Our Allies Program” pursued four objectives:
- Rescue – Evacuate vulnerable US citizens and allies to safe locations.
- Settlement – Secure temporary placement for refugees for six to eighteen months.
- Transition Assistance – Help refugees find permanent housing, training, and employment.
- Mental Health – Invest in the mental health of troops and allies who served in Afghanistan.
Hear Chad’s incredible stories on your local radio station, online, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Chad’s book Saving Aziz: How the Mission to Help One Became a Calling to Rescue Thousands from the Taliban is available for a gift of any amount, money that goes right back into ministry, providing hope and help to families just like yours.
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