Next Week’s Program – Steven Elliott
Steven Elliott is a veteran who served in the elite 75th Army Ranger Regiment which fought in Afghanistan. In 2004, he was deployed to the Afghanistan/ Pakistan border. During an enemy ambush, he is one of four Rangers who mistook NFL player Pat Tillman’s position for that of the enemy and fired there. Steven is one of two Rangers considered likely to be responsible for firing the bullets that killed Pat Tillman. The shooting aftermath plunged him into the depths of guilt, shame and addiction, until unlikely hope emerged. Steven has shared his story in the book, War Story. Today, he is the president of Capstone Trust in Olympia. Steven has served as a volunteer veteran’s court mentor and continues to speak about his experiences in an effort to advocate for change in how the unseen wounds of war are recognized and treated. Note: Books will not be for sale at this presentation; however, if you bring a book, Steven will be happy to autograph it.