Oprah Show to feature wounded warriors
February 25, 2009
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2009) - The Oprah Winfrey show scheduled to air Thursday will feature interviews with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
On Jan. 21, Oprah and a film crew visited with wounded warriors and family members in the Military Advanced Training Center which is a rehabilitation facility supporting amputees and others at Walter Reed.
The show was filmed in front of a live studio audience Jan. 28 and show officials said the audience was moved and touched by the interviews with the warriors.
Several Soldiers will be featured, including Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan Holsey, an Army amputee who has been selected to attend warrant officer school, where he will begin training next month.
Other wounded warriors interviewed were Sgt. Kelly Keck, Sgt. Paul McAlister, Spc. Robert Andrzejczak, Navy Hospital Corpsman Thomas J. McBride, Spc. Nicholas Koulchar, Marine Lance Cpl. Justin "Nate" Knowles, Sgt. 1st Class Neal Boyd, Staff Sgt. Juan Roldan, National Guardmen Sgt. Travis Wood, Sgt. John Hoxie, Maj. Bruce Gannaway and Staff Sgt. Ramon Padilla.