Expert to Discuss Effect of War on Families

Posted: April 13, 2006

As part of the Stories of War and Return series, Kristin Henderson, author of While They're at War: The True Stories of American Families on the Homefront, will lead an open discussion with veterans, families, and the general public on the effects of military deployment and war on marriages and families. The event will be held Tuesday, April 18, at 4:30 pm in the Eliot House lounge.

Henderson is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post Magazine. As the wife of a Navy chaplain who served with the Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq, Henderson, a Quaker, is active in the Marine Corps' Key Volunteer family support program and Compass, the Navy's spouse mentoring program. She often writes about the military spouse's perspective on deployment and homecoming issues. Henderson recently returned from a month in Iraq from where she wrote a series of dispatches.

Accompanying Henderson will be Kim Ponders, a fighter pilot and veteran of the first gulf war, as well as family members of those currently deployed in Iraq.

The event is open to the public and handicapped accessible.

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