#BorneTheBattle 100: Bruce Silverglade – Army Veteran, Owner of Gleason’s Gym


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This is a big milestone for us. 100 episodes of Borne the Battle. We’ve spoken to Veterans from all branches and learned about so many aspects of the Veteran community. The stories have been interesting and learning about their current vocations has been inspiring.

Episode 100 is going to feature Bruce Silverglade, an Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. We’ll learn about his service, his transition, how he became owner of Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, and about a cool program he started that allows Veterans to train at his gym for free. Then, we’ll hear from other characters involved in this program including the VA employee that helped organize it, the trainer that works with these Veterans, and the Veterans that are benefiting from such a unique program.

To see and learn more about this program, check out a video we recently produced for the latest episode of The American Veteran, showing these Veterans in action at Gleason’s Gym.

The #VApodcast is now available in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Spotify. Search “Borne the Battle” in your podcast app of choice to subscribe.

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.