Walton’s Warriors fight in Colorado for suffering soldiers

Author: Donna Bryson - September 11, 2017 - Updated: September 12, 2017

Bonnie Walton, right, smiles as she talks with U.S. Army veteran CarrieAnn Grayson, left, about helping military families through Walton’s Warriors and its parent program Project Sanctuary. (Andy Colwell, Colorado Politics) A ranch on the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park is the last place the Walton family was together and happy. Army combat […]

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Donna Bryson

Donna Bryson

Donna Bryson is an author and freelance journalist who has reported from four continents. Her work has been published by, among others, Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast, Equal Times, The New York Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stars and Stripes, VICE, and The Wall Street Journal. She was an Associated Press correspondent in South Africa from 1993 to 1996, during the tumultuous transition from apartheid democracy. She returned as AP's Johannesburg-based chief of bureau from 2008 to 2012. Bryson also has reported for the AP from South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. As deputy editor for Africa, based in London from 2005 to 2008, she coordinated coverage across Africa and supervised AP chiefs of bureau in Dakar, Johannesburg and Nairobi and other correspondents on the continent. Bryson’s new book, "Home of the Brave," will be released in January 2018. "Home of the Brave" explores a grassroots project in Western Colorado known as Welcome Home Montrose that offers mental health support, job and housing advice and other aid for returning warriors who are burdened by memories of war and uncertain what peace and their future hold.