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Remembering CT’s 29th Black Infantry; Supporting Vets During A Pandemic

The 29th Civil War Black regiment/Library of Congress

This week on Disrupted, we hear from the great-great grandson of Orrin Hawley, a soldier from Connecticut’s 29th Civil War Black infantry regiment. We also hear from a gay Vietnam veteran who is advocating for equal rights in the military. And we explore the challenges facing veterans in Connecticut during the pandemic.

GUESTS:

  • Charles Benjamin Hawley – West Haven native and great-great grandson of Orrin Hawley, soldier of the 29th Civil War Black regiment
  • Denny Meyer – Public Affairs Officer at the American Veterans for Equal Rights and the Transgender American Veterans Association
  • Darren Pruslow – Supervising Attorney at the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center in West Haven

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