StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently traveled to Springfield, MA, for a conversation with emcee and Iraq/Afghanistan combat veteran Jack Hallows (Disclosure: Hallows is also a personal friend of the reporter). In the interview, Hallows talks about a number of issues surrounding policies related to combat veterans, including the need for a proactive approach to troop welfare, as well as how Hip-hop helped him navigate two theaters of war and their aftermath.

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Also, watch the video that inspired the interview:


This interview was originally published by OnBckgrnd.com, on Aug. 22, 2016.