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Human Impact of War is Topic of pre-Memorial Day 'Studio 12'

Release Date: 05/13/09
Author: M Simmons

Denver—May 11, 2009 — Parents of servicemen who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan will join Studio 12 host Steffan Tubbs in a discussion about the impact of war on soldiers and their families on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 p.m. on KBDI-Channel 12 (PBS).

Dave and Beth Weikel are the parents of Ian Weikel who was killed in April 2006 in Iraq.  Weikel, a Fountain-Fort Carson High School graduate and Westpoint graduate, was survived by his wife Wendy, son Jonathan Troy and brother Chad.  Jeff Falkel, Gold Star father of Chris Falkel, a 2001 graduate of Thunder Ridge High School, also will be a program guest. A Special Forces Green Beret, Falkel was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

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