Greta Van Susteren, the host of “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, and her husband, John Coale, encouraged Operation Heal Our Patriots heroes and their spouses over the July 4 weekend. Van Susteren has accompanied Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham on several trips, including to Samaritan Lodge Alaska last summer and the Operation Heal Our Patriots reunion earlier this year. She has been an advocate of Samaritan’s Purse on her program. She has reported on our work in northern Iraq, North Korea, South Sudan, Haiti, and Alaska. Because of her reporting on behalf of the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake in December 2010, an orphanage constructed and supported by Samaritan’s Purse is named in her honor.
Greta Van Susteren Encourages Patriots
Greta Van Susteren makes her famous Gretacakes for the staff and volunteers at Samaritan Lodge Alaska with the help of her husband, John Coale, and Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham.
Greta Van Susteren interviews Chuck Armstead and his wife, Tonia. Chuck was serving as a sergeant first class in the Army when he was shot at close range with an AK-47. The bullet shattered his right hip, hitting an artery and also severing the nerves in his lower back. His right leg was amputated up to the hip.
Mike and Steff Trost pose for a photo with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. Mike was shot five times while serving as an Army master sergeant in Afghanistan. He and Steff rededicated their marriage at the end of the week.
Greta Van Susteren and John Coale listen as Mike and Peggy Rollins talk about their experiences during Week 5 of the Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season.
Greta Van Susteren heads out for a day of fishing with Chuck Armstead.
Greta Van Susteren, an accomplished photojournalist, captures some of her time with the patriots with her camera.
Franklin Graham assures the Week 5 couples that Samaritan’s Purse will stay in touch with them long after their week in Alaska ends.
Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren, and John Coale join the couples for a group photo.
Samaritan Lodge Alaska fishing guide Josh Sanner helps Greta Van Susteren with a fly fishing rod.
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren fishes at the mouth of the Tanalian River with Operation Heal Our Patriots participants Chuck Armstead and Amy Taft. Amy is married to Ward Taft, who is suffering from TBI and PTSD after serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
John Coale, Greta Van Susteren, and Franklin Graham wait to greet the Week 6 participants.
Jane Graham, Franklin Graham’s wife, joined the group greeting Week 6 participants.
Ron and Marianne Perez recommitted themselves to God and each other.
Four couples committed their lives to Christ at the end of Week 5.