Eternal Soldier is archaeologists, classicists, historians, clinicians and veterans working together to present ancient material on war, warriors, and combat re-purposed for modern Veterans. We are a volunteer collaborative based at the Penn Museum working with Veterans from conflicts in Vietnam, Eastern Europe (Bosnia), Africa (Somalia, OND) and Southwest Asia (Desert Storm, OEF/OIF). We point out the uniqueness of contemporary Veteran experience, but simultaneously, we place that experience on a continuum. Our goal is to empower Veterans, and help them see that their experiences may differ in detail and technological features, but their emotional, spiritual and psychological experiences have a timelessness that unites all warriors.
Eternal Soldier is a collaborative devoted to presenting ancient warrior stories for Veterans.
We take old stories and look at them with new eyes.
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Veterans observing the Penn Museum's original 1st cent. AD copy of Homer's Odyssey
Veterans Read Homer Book Group
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