[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” style=”vc_box_outline” image=”6281″ img_link_large=”” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”A TRUE HERO FOR VETERANS IS FINALLY RECOGNIZED” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]I’m proud to know Bill Rider. A friend and mentor to America’s veterans for years, Rider, co-founder of American Combat Veterans of War (ACVOW), has helped thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans make the┬ásometimes tough transition from combat to civilian life.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Read more” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ftherenodispatch.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fa-true-hero-for-veterans-is-finally.html||target:%20_blank” align=”inline”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” style=”vc_box_outline” image=”6476″ img_link_large=”” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Older veterans now helping vets of Iraq and Afghanistan” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]”I saw a look in his face like terror. He didn’t know what he was going to say or if he was going to be judged,” says Mr. Rider, who cofounded American Combat Veterans of War (ACVOW), a volunteer group that counsels and advocates for combat vets diagnosed with psychological injuries.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Read more” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.csmonitor.com%2FUSA%2FMilitary%2F2008%2F0610%2Fp01s01-usmi.html||” align=”inline”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” style=”vc_box_outline” image=”6477″ img_link_large=”” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Yesterday’s warriors of service to today’s” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Their fighting days are long over, but members of the American Combat Veterans of War are serving again. This time, they’re mentors and bureaucracy busters for a growing number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans stationed in San Diego County.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Read more” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.utsandiego.com%2Funiontrib%2F20071019%2Fnews_1mi19mentors.html||” align=”inline”][/vc_column][/vc_row]