Hilarion Posted January 19, 2005 Report Share Posted January 19, 2005 Major Johnson, there will be an interview on National Public Radio's program "Here and Now" on Wednesday (19th of January) at noon that may interest you. The interview will be with "a career ballet dancer and combat soldier in Iraq who will talk about the tension between his two professions." Unfortunately, I will not be able to tune in, but I hope you or someone else here will be able to listen and report back. I thought I might be able to identify this guy by Googling him, but I was not successful. However, I did find that he is not alone. Danseurs and ballerinas alike (company members, even) are serving in Iraq. Alas, there have been some casualties in their number. For those that do come back, whole and well, I'm curious - will they be able to resume their dance careers? Will USERRA cover them? What happens when someone comes home from the war and their position in the corps (the corps de ballet, that is) has been filled in their absence? Quote Link to comment
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