[Podcast] #70: Bonnie Carroll – Air Force Veteran, Founder of TAPS President and Founder

TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one


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The second part of VA’s motto calls on us to care for the widows and orphans of those that have “borne the battle.” Earlier this year, we had Ashlynne Haycock on during our round-table podcast talking about the Forever GI Bill, and she talked about how a crucial element of the new bill was to benefit survivors. This week, we bring on Bonnie Carroll, the president and founder of the Transition Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Bonnie Carroll founded Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) following the death of her husband in an Army C-12 plane crash on November 12, 1992. TAPS is the leading national Military Service Organization providing compassionate care, casework assistance, and 24/7/365 emotional support for all those impacted by the death of a military loved one. She is a Veteran of the Air National Guard and a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Bonnie and I talk about her military service, losing her husband, founding TAPS, dealing with grief, and how survivors can get assistance and peer-to-peer support through TAPS.

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Author

Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.

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  1. Paul TENENBAUM    

    MESSAGE FOR TIMOTHY LAWSON.
    FOR A LONG TIME I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT DUE TO
    TENENBAUMI AM 89 YEARS OLD. KOREAN WAR VETERAN WITH 100% DISABILITY. I BELIEVE OTHER . VETERANS WHO HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEMS DUE TO ARCANE RULES AND REGULATIONS. YET THE DEFENSE DEPT.. IS UNWILLING TO ACCEPT REALITY.
    WITH YOUR HELP OTHER VETERANS WOULD OBTAIN JUSTICE.
    THANK YOU.
    PAUL TENENBAUM

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