War veterans to speak at Edison

PIQUA — The subject of males coming home from combat with all the atrocities of war imprinted in their consciousness is something familiar to most of us. What we 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. on Monday, Dec. 4, in East Hall, Room 458 of the Piqua Campus.

The presenters are Corporal 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 Captain 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 (P&G).

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 Dr. Vivian Blevins at (937) 778-3815 and leave a message. She will return your call and confirm your reservation.