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July 29, 2007  Guest Rev. Lt. Col. Eric Olsen
Program:  Two Conspiracies: Evil & Good

An Iraq Diary

Rev. Eric Olsen serves as a chaplain in the New York Army National Guard and was stationed in the Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad in 2004.

During his 10-month deployment to Iraq, Major Eric Olsen, chaplain with the 2-108th Infantry Battalion, contributed regular audio diaries from his base north of Baghdad. The diaries, broadcast by North Country Public Radio, were kept by Olsen and his wife Susan, who live in Saranac Lake with their two children, Garth and Evan. His thoughts, and the experiences of his wife offered some insight into the lives of families separated by war.

NewsPhotoOne year later, Olsen talked about the challenges of returning to civilian life, and the difficulties of transition for many reservists.  He has since been promoted to Lt. Colonel.


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