By Deborah Fleet, Audio Proofreader (MLIS)
Tantor Media and its employees recently formed an advisory committee called TantorGives! The mission of TantorGives! is to provide opportunities to give back to the community through fun, charitable initiatives, and to foster a spirit of teamwork and volunteerism among Tantor employees. TantorGives! has formed Team Tantor, comprised of employees and family members who will run or walk in support of the 5th annual Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT, on May 16, 2015. TantorGives! will match funds raised by Team Tantor, and you can back our walkers and runners in support of the Wounded Warrior Project here .
The committee members of TantorGives! were inspired to support and promote the Wounded Warrior Project due to Tantor’s publication of Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, by Charles W. Hoge, MD, narrated by John Pruden. This book is essential for anyone who has returned from a war zone, as well as for spouses or family members navigating the transition from combat to home.
As an audio proofreader, I have also read/listened to the following two books that reflect related aspects that impact the United States veteran. The first is War Dogs, by Rebecca Frankel, narrated by Tanya Eby (2014). Military dogs are given well-deserved credit for their refined sense of smell and innate seek and rescue skills, which have resulted in saving the lives of thousands of men and women in the military. These same dogs suffer similar issues that our men and women do when returning home, while providing a loving cushion to the troops in the brutal horrors of war. Beautifully written, War Dogs wins the listener into becoming pro-canine, and a supporter of military working dogs. The second is American Reckoning, by Christian G. Appy, narrated by Sean Runnette (2015). This outstanding narration gives an account of the impact of the Vietnam War on our nation, its identity, and people, as well as the military, through movies, song, popular media, commentary, and how it affected American culture.
To our nation’s military force and veterans and their families, Tantor Media would like to say thank you for your service.