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The Military Hour With Chad Wooten Interviews 2 Marine Combat Veterans

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This week on the Military Hour with Chad Wooten we will be talking to two seasoned Marine combat veterans about their experiences in war and coming home. Sgt Susan Welch was part of the Female Engagement Team 2-11, and was deployed September of 2011 to Sangin, Helmand Province Afghanistan with the infantry battalion 1/6 Alpha Company, later moving up to Kajaki, north of Sangin, with 1/6 Bravo Company. Cpl Ben Congleton (Congo) was in 3rd Battalion 8th Marines India Company 1st platoon. Congo was in OIF 2-7 and fought in three different cities. Fallujah, Karmah, and the second battle for Ramadi. The three of them went down the Grand Canyon last August and were able to overcome some of the hardships of transition together and grow as transitioning veterans.

Cpl Benjamin Congleton  was in 3/8 Marine I. Co 1st plt. joined the Marines in April of 2004. He was in OIF 2-7, fought in three different cities, Fallujah, Karmah, and the second battle for Ramadi. Left as a corporal. and Lives  in Lexington ky with kids since getting back from the war. Went to UK.

Sgt Susan Welch BioSusan retired Marine Corps in 2016, Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Spent time in Okinawa, Japan from 2008 to 2009, then Camp Lejeune. She began training for her deployment as part of the Female Engagement Team 2-11, and was deployed September of 2011 to Sangin, Helmand Province Afghanistan with the infantry battalion 1/6 Alpha Company, later moving up to Kajaki, north of Sangin, with 1/6 Bravo Company. During her deployment, the days were spent outside the wire on foot patrols and engaging with the local population about various security issues, healthcare and education topics. October 5th, 2011 was the first fire fight she was engaged in and received her combat action ribbon from the 1/6 platoon commander for a confirmed kill. 

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