Myself, former Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Jim Nicholson, and Cathi.

2007 photo

Cathi , 2004 photo

as she was preparing

for deployment. Check

out the machine gun!

(click on the image to enlarge)

My youngest sister, Cathi Johnson, joined the Army in the 80's serving one term and receiving an honorable discharge. She continued her service with the National Guard. As her retirement date passed, she was called to active duty and deployed to Afghanistan. Her mission was to train the Afghan Military Army. (total service 22 1/2 years)

After she returned home and retired from the military she joined the Veterans of Foreign War. She was immediately voted in as Jr. Vice Commander and the next year she was voted in as Commander. Post 604 is the oldest VFW post in our state and she is our First Female Commander. (I just had to brag!) 

Cathi is a graduate of the peer support program taught by Dr. Steven Herman at the Veterans Administration. She not only assist by facilitating meetings but she assist veterans anytime she can.

 John Martin, a Vietnam era disabled Veteran and has completed the workshop at Roudebush VA, by Dr. Steve Herman. John is a certified Vet to Vet Peer Facilitator.

John resides in Bloomingon with his wife, Julie.

John's era of service adds to our vet to vet program here in Bloomington. Thank You John for your work and dedication to Vet to Vet.

A big welcome to Peter Garretson. He came to us from a farm in Central Wisconsin and now he and his wife, Carole reside in Bloomington. Peter brings with him wisdom and a heart of gold. He recently completed the peer Facilitator workshop at Roudebush VA Hospital and with his experience he adds more variety to our meetings. Thank you Peter for your service and continued service helping other veterans. 

About Me and My Family and other Bloomington Peer Facilitators

My name is Terri Lynn Languell, I am a Veteran of the US Army where I served, as a Military Police Woman. I have two sons, Kylan and Eric and three wonderful grandchildren, Lexie, Cole ,and Milah.

My parents are Henry and Irene Baugh of Ellettsville, IN. 

I am the eldest of four children. Three girls, myself, Dee Dee and Cathi, and one brother, Hank.  

I recently graduated college, with a B.S. and specilizing in HR (Dec 2012).

I have been a member Hoosier Honor Flight Program, OMAD (Operation Military Appreciation Day) and I continue to volunteer as a Vet to Vet Peer Facilitator. I teach CPR/First Aid, and I am a member of Shiloh Temple Church.

My passion is helping Veterans in anyway possible!  

I joined the Army in the 70's serving one term and receiving an honorable discharge. 

In 2014 we gained another valued facilitator, Tony Halliday. Tony has served our country and been deployed many times, most recently he returned to us from Iraq. He is a member of the VFW, and the American Legion. He put his GI bill to work and is a graduate from Indiana University. Tony attends a Christain church and resides in his newly aqquired home with his family in Bloomington. (more info to come)