Rabbi Bonnie Koppell, Army Chaplain
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, a master’s degree from Temple University and a master’s of strategic studies from U.S. Army War College. She also received a Doctor of Divinity degree and her rabbinical ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is the associate rabbi of Temple Chai in Arizona. She had a 40 year career in the US Army Reserves. Bonnie discusses why she joined up as a chaplain and her experiences. She talks with Jim Fausone about the challenges of obtaining the Jewish Welfare Board’s endorsement, going into the military in the late 70s , and the spiritual counseling and support given to the troops.
Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor
Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor board member Col. Valde Garcia (ret) discusses the six military inductees to the Hall of Honor on May 17th : Lt Col Alexander Jefferson USAF; LTC Charles Kettle (MOH) USA; LT Col Digger O’Dell USAF; Col Jack Lousma, USMC; CMSGT Duane Hackney and BGen Margaret Brewer, USMC and the six veteran inductees to the Hall of Honor in 2019 the inaugural class: Joe Louis, John Dingell, Keith King, Vincent Patton, Mike Ilitch and Tyrone Chatman.
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