Veterans "strike a chord" with fellow heroes in guitar therapy

Veterans "strike a chord" with fellow heroes in guitar therapy
(Source: NBC)

(KAIT/NBC) - Support groups across the country are taking advantage of a new tool for veterans who need help.

The Guitar 4 Vets program is music therapy for those dealing with post-traumatic stress.

Every month, a bunch of people gets together to jam.

Peggy Ullom, who spent 10 years with the U.S. Air Force, recruited her instructor Dave Mike two years ago.

He's played guitar for decades and is also an Air Force veteran.

She asked him to be a part of the new Nebraska non-profit. They were excited to share a passion with fellow service members.

"At graduation, we talked to his wife and she said, 'I have to tell you, it's amazing. He's more communicative more compassionate. He's slow to anger. The difference was incredible,'" Mike said.

What started in Wisconsin a decade ago between a musician and a Vietnam vet has now turned into 100 chapters in the United States.

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