048: Mike MacDonald, Founder of Warriors Reintegration, Army MPJanuary 5, 2016 by Cigars and Sea Stories | 1 Comment
On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, the team welcomes Mike MacDonald to the show.
He’s the veteran behind photography project “Warriors Reintegration”, which opened in April of 2015. Mike left his hometown of Hopkins, Minnesota to serve in the Army’s Military Police Corps from 2008 to 2013. After a rough transition, MacDonald started A Warrior’s Reintegration to bring awareness to veteran suicide. His images show the difficulties faced when assimilating into civilian life.
The underlying goal of MacDonald’s work is to encourage other veterans to find a new mission once they get out of the service. To find new mission to become involved in. These are tough issues to discuss, even among veterans, but as MacDonald explains, “We as the warfighter community don’t like to talk about our issues, that’s the great thing about photography is that you can say everything without saying a word.”