Dave Roever came close to death when he was wounded in the Vietnam War. His injuries included burns that left him permanently disfigured. When he returned from Vietnam, he was told to stay home, so that he wouldn’t embarrass himself in public. Roever ignored that advice and started telling his story as a motivational speaker. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he decided he wanted to help veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan tell their stories and work through their trauma. On September 11, 2007 he opened a permanent home for this work called Eagles Summit Ranch. It’s in Westcliffe, about three hours southwest of Denver. Ryan Warner speaks with Dave Roever.
Click here to listen to the interview online – Coloradans Remember 9/11: Telling War Stories Helps Veterans reported and produced by Shanna Lewis for Colorado Matters.