About the Author
Laura Stradley served in the United States Army from August 1996 through October 2004 and left with the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. Today she is a community leader, and has stayed close to her military roots by assisting with various veterans’ programs. Stradley is the director of the Monroe County Veterans Service Agency and the military coordinator at Bryant and Stratton College. She also serves on the Monroe County Mental Hygiene Community Service Board.