This week, as we prepare to mark Veterans Day, Rhode Island Public Radio brings you the stories of some of our servicemen and women in their own voices. We begin with Colonel Susan Luz, a retired army nurse who received a Bronze Star for service in Iraq.
Luz comes from a military family. Her father served in World War II and her brother in Vietnam. Her father-in-law was a member of the World War II squad that inspired the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers.”
Colonel Susan Luz now works with teenagers in a psychiatric program at Gateway Healthcare in Rhode Island.
She spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio intern Nate Mooney, who produced this story.
You can find more veterans’ stories from our series “RI Veterans’ Voices” here.
Many thanks to the Providence VA and Winfield Danielson, III for helping us connect with the veterans in this series.