Mark Richards is the original person that started the veterans music program a few years back. With time dedication and commitment we are proud of his achievement and now working with HeroSong. Thank you Julian Sundby for meeting with Mark in choosing him to move ahead in your program!!! This is well deserved and we know big things will come of it!! It’s great when organizations like the PTSD Awareness Summit and Hero Song work together and make an impact on life!!!!

A big welcome to another Hero Song songwriter in our program! Lieutenant Colonel Mark Richards USA (Ret) grew up in Belpre, Ohio attended The Citadel and commissioned in the US Army in as an Infantry Lieutenant. Had various command and staff positions CONUS and OCONUS. Career culminated as the Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force East at MK Air Base in Romania. Retired in 2011 after 27 years. “Music has always been a love and a quiet passion. My son’s decision to become a professional musician and a music teacher was an inspiration. I want to learn the blues and “live life in 12 bars.” I’ve been to the Crossroads. My favorite musicians are Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.”