Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

9. TOM GEERDES talking with his daughter HANNAH CAMPBELL

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  Do you agree that young people should devote at least one year of their lives to national service?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Describe how Tom Geerdes was eventually able to heal from the loss of fellow soldiers during the time he served in Vietnam. 

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.