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Anderson Herald Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Anderson, Indiana Honouring their semite to Ripen freed pos during korean War i Faith carried a Marine at the Herald bulletin by Scott the Anderson a even after More than six decades the memories Are vivid. Anderson resident Raymond Turpen recalls helping 300 americans captured during the korean War escape. Turpen 82, was a member of an Honor flight on thursday that took Indiana veterans to Washington d.c., to View the world War ii and korean War monuments. His flight was paid for by Southern care hospice care of Indiana. Turpen enlisted in the . Army in 1951 at the age of 17. By the time he reached the age of 18 As a member of the 2nd battalion 9th regiment he was a participant in some of the bloodiest Battles including Heartbreak Ridge and bloody Ridge. He was awarded the Silver Star for freeing the american prisoners. His daughter Brenda Hamilton said her father like Many veterans did no to talk much about his War experiences. A the never really talked about it a lot when we were growing up. Our Uncle wanted to make sure we knew the Story a she add. A growing up As a kid it was just who our dad was. We never thought of him As a hero. It finally hit me that my dad is a Hamilton said her dad told them a they were in the wrong place at the wrong a the was in the Northern lines and was captured he was a Anderson a being in Bat a tie at iwo Jima was frightening but pfc. Jack Scharnowske had j Faith that his fellow marines j would take the Island from the i japanese. A i was afraid and Many other i marines were in the same boat i As i but with the help of god we can pull through it was a message he wanted to i make Clear when he wrote to i Anderson Friend Fred Matthews on March la 1945. He hoped i the news would be passed along i to his congregation at North Anderson Church of god. Scharnowske wrote in the midst of the Battle of iwo Jima which ran from feb. 19 to March 26,1945. Marines first came on Shore at the Pacific Island and were attacked by japanese. More than 550 marines were killed with 1,800 wounded. A we took plenty of hell if you done to mind me saying that in that portion of the Battle he wrote. The marines decided to take the Island More Way up mount Scriba at 400 Yards a Day they of nth japanese soldiers hiding in caves and pillboxes. On feb. 23, a half dozen marines raised the american Flag at the Park on the Mountain using a pipe As a Flag Post the so Faith/a2 at the Pool of reflection at the korean memorial remembering those captured. Prisoner Tor three months a she said. A the said that an hour before they their captors were going to kill the american prisoners he lured the guards Over close Slit their throats and let the prisoners out Turpen said when they escaped from the prisoner of War Camp the Only Way Back to the american lines was by walking. A they believe it when we got Back to the american lines a he recalled. A Turpen enlisted to get away i from Home because ther was cantankerous is Turpin /a2 step a Index Joes weather i a nation amp world / i life amp times / i dear Abby Horoscope i d3 i Don Knight the Herald bulletin korean War Veteran Raymond Turpen holds a photo of himself taken while serving in Korea. An infantryman Turpen received the Sliver Star for escaping from a prisoners of War Camp and freeing 300 fellow prisoners. Civilian network helping veterans High suicide rate is major concern by Maureen Hayden Chi statehouse reporter Indianapolis suicides among Active duty soldiers were approaching record Levels in 2010, surpassing even the numbers killed in combat when maj. Scott Edwards a National guard psychologist from Kokomo set out to wipe away the stigma against seeking help. He eased Access to civilian mental health providers so that guard members struggling with depression have to wait months to see someone with the veterans administration. He soon realized that Wasny to enough. A i had guard members come Back and Tell me that Counselor was Nice but they just done to understand a Edwards said. A i realized we had civilian providers who meant Well but they weren to equipped to provide the treatment that veterans that insight led to a program that now stands As a Model for the nation. Working with the military family research Institute at Purdue University Edwards worked on a plan to train Counselor in military culture and strategies to help soldiers suffering from tile traumas of War. There Snow a network of these civilian Counselor in Indiana and six other states called Star behavioural health providers . Brad Kelley a Richmond ind., Counselor who went through the training said it helped him understand the intense and unique experiences of veterans who were taught to live under a military Hierarchy that expects heroism in every behaviour. A we bring them Back and expect them to transition Back into a Normal society and act like there a nothing wrong a Kelley said. A after All they be seen and done that a not possible and it never will policymakers Are increasingly understanding that too. In mid May the Senate armed services committee passed a measure aimed at p. Improving mental Donnelly health for Ierace members. . Sen. Joe Donnelly a Indiana co sponsored of the bipartisan legislation the service member and Veteran mental health care package. Among other things it requires All defense department physicians and mental health providers receive evidence based training on recognizing and treating patients at risk for suicide. It Calls for training of physician assistants to help meet the demand for mental health services for tens of thousands of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 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