Social networking for veterans
Site lets vets share stories and connect
- Duration 4:08
- Date Jun 17, 2012
Site lets vets share stories and connect
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Welcome back honoring our heroes and remembering their service that's the main mission of a FaceBook like networking site for veterans called together we -- dot com.
And with over one point three million members at this point it's becoming a national military archive of sorts that's preserving our nation's history.
L Bruno joins us this morning in studio and former lieutenant -- -- joins us from Los Angeles this morning up bright and early.
On this Father's Day to share and about their innovative experiences on this site nice to see you guys this morning morning thank -- Sort of ruined yeah -- you bet that's are gonna start with you could tell us about this site how exactly does it work to revert to preserve the memory.
Of our veterans.
It's it's such suffragists.
Any -- or a family of a veteran just being able to.
Get on the site and you make gave profile page with your.
Loved ones or your so your own medals in the -- you belong to.
Share your social justice is pretty -- station you stories out too much of what she writes it was very easy very user friendly.
They've been -- you have to Los Angeles you -- one of the first members actually to sign up for this site tell us why you decided to sign up and what you think it's given backed.
To veterans and other members of the united states military in this country.
Take you so much -- actually the way that I joined it was the way that so many of our members have joined.
I received I know a request to join from an old friend who I served way.
And actually the time he had stayed in the service I -- -- out of the service any hazardous to reconnect with them.
And that's how we've gotten almost all of -- one point three million members.
People reach out to each other -- they want to reconnect with.
And they want to reconnect in kind of an exclusive military only environment.
That's fascinating and it's a reminds me sergeant -- something that Steven Spielberg started.
To try to catalog to memory.
Of Jews who who were dying as a result.
But they're losing 4000.
Individuals -- day who suffered through the Holocaust.
Made the point that we're losing over 4000 veterans a day at this point.
And people who serve -- World War II in the Korean War and how precious that is to cataloged those memories -- -- And what sorts of things he's seeing on there are they able to connect with other people they serve with.
Yes I was actually defined some Marines that I had seen since basic training and I thought I'd lose -- forever.
Decided it when I was in the navy and I've served in the navy is well and lost consequence.
Many sales and it was really good friends with.
But on this or was it was to not only meet them but meet other Marines -- served in different -- And they've been very influential in helpful with certain questions just -- some military it.
Aspects that I really have some questions about benevolent while out active duty.
You know -- I like one of the things he say to which as you notice Father's Day if you're gonna see your father today in the dad that father has served in the military.
Chances are they might not be on FaceBook they might not be on the Internet doesn't opportunity -- for you to sit down and interview your dad.
Tell us why.
Well it's super important that we preserve the stories.
Of our veterans I mean those -- the stories of our freedom.
And if we if we lose that opportunity with our fathers or grandfathers or uncles.
It's not gonna come back to us as you mentioned we're losing veterans from Korea from World War II from.
For more war -- are -- from Korea from World War II at the rate of about 4000.
Bets a day he.
And that's a scary thing those stores are going to be gone forever we will be able to get them back so let's sit down today and interview those folks and record the stories for posterity.
That's something I'm gonna try to do today actually when I see my dad who served and served in and was -- in Nuremberg in Germany right after will work to sit down does have a conversation get out your iPhone at the little voice memos thing and just recorded for half an hour you'll be able to put this up on that website as well.
We thank you guys so much on that website is called together we serve dot com go there share your stories if you're a veteran out -- thanks guys happy Father's Day.