|Date||November 9, 2014|
|Publication||The San Diego Union-Tribune|
|Title||Making Music Soothes Combat-Hardened|
A thin, young Marine dressed in desert camouflage appears at the door of the Wounded Warrior Battalion music room.
Politely, he waits to get the attention of the music therapist, a young woman holding a fiddle and a bow.
“Can I come play with you guys?” the Marine asks, somewhat shyly.
His real question—phrased somewhat differently by Don McLean in 1971—is: Do you believe in rock and roll? / Can music save your mortal soul?
The answer is “yes”—at least here at the Camp Pendleton band room.