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Episode #9 - Toby Nunn, Emily Custer & Baghdad Pups

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Zach Johnson is an Army NCO and Iraq veteran. He is also a great writer and musician. During this show, Zach will come on to talk about his music in a combat environment and share a few songs he's written. You can also check out his MySpace page in the meantime. Emily Custer began piano lessons at four, and added violin and voice instruction over the next few years, she soon discovered her ‘bent’ toward composing. By five years old, she was singing harmonies with any song, always switching from part to part. As an adult, it was rather humbling for her mother to play a simple little song on the piano and have her then six year old daughter proceed to add an intricate obbligato part, totally ‘on the fly’! Young Emily did not begin writing down the tunes she composed until she was in third grade. Emily recently composed and sang the patriotic tune "Thank You", which I'll play during the show. Operation Baghdad Pups is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting troops in bringing home pets they've come to know and love that were strays in the combat zone. They do not just save animals; it also brings comfort and peace of mind to our troops. The SPCA International team has had the pleasure of getting to know many of the animals we have rescued. They are smart, resilient, inquisitive, playful and we believe they are grateful for the opportunity to live without fear in the United States. Toby Nunn is a military blogger at www.tobynunn.com and the author of Northern Disclosure.