Veterans to speak at Edison

Staff report

PIQUA — The subject of males coming home from combat with all the atrocities of war imprinted in their consciousness is something familiar to many.

What most people know little about, however, are the challenges of entering a relationship with a wife or partner who knows little about combat.

This issue will be discussed at Edison State Community College at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, in East Hall, Room 458 of the Piqua campus.

The presenters are Cpl. Harry Ashburn, U.S. Army World War II combat veteran and retired Piqua City Schools administrator, and his wife, Pat Ashburn, retired music teacher.

Joining the Ashburns will be Capt. Daniel Hance, U.S. Army Iraq War combat veteran, CEO of the Catalyst Program, and commander of Delta Co. 237th BSB, and his partner Elizabeth Homan, brand manager at Proctor and Gamble.

Ashburn and Hance will detail their experiences in combat, and this will be followed by a discussion with their partners of the challenges in relationships where one partner has faced the dangers and horror of combat.

The public is invited, but reservations are required in order to have adequate seating. Call 937-778-3815 and leave a message to make a reservation.

Staff report