In doing research for content related to soldiers coming home from war I ran across the Apartfromwar Website. The site is full of in-depth and personal stories about the men and women who have traveled to distant lands on behalf of our country. Please visit.
I was particularly drawn to the story below and spoke with writer Sierra Jiminez, the video producer, and part of the team that crafted this project. Sierra and the team traveled to meet the Starkel family, and actually lived with them for a time.
The story is a heart wrenching tale, and I hope it touches you the way it has touched me. More importantly, I hope it prompts you to ask yourself how you can be of service to the fine men and women coming home.
Sierra Jiminez is a multimedia journalist who specializes in long-form documentary storytelling. Although she graduated as a newspaper major from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Jiminez has experience in television, photography and online journalism.