Eric Greitens says vets can be the next 'greatest generation'

Mary Delach Leonard
St. Louis Beacon
St. Louis, MO

Since returning from duty in Iraq, Eric Greitens has been on a mission to help post-9/11 veterans make the transition to civilian life -- and to take their place in history as the nation's next "greatest generation."

greitens100ericGreitens, a St. Louis native and graduate of Parkway North High School, is a co-founder and CEO of the Mission Continues, a nonprofit that engages veterans in public service. In just four years, the nonprofit has attracted national attention for its focus on encouraging wounded and disabled veterans to continue serving their country.

It is a philosophy that found Greitens, who served with the Navy Seals, in New York this week, meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and corporate leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing thousands of veterans returning from combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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