Decorated veteran helped others adjust to pending deployments


Dwight Turner, a former staff trainer at Camp Atterbury, speaks with the audience at the Indiana Masonic Home Veterans Day event Monday in Franklin. PHOTO BY BAILEY LOOSEMORE

He could see it in their eyes: The men and women who were about to be deployed were scared; they were nervous, and they didn’t know what to expect.

As a former staff leader at Camp Atterbury, Sgt. Dwight Turner helped personnel about to be deployed by acting as a guide and letting them know what was to come. Being a staff leader also meant helping people who returned home get back into their daily lives.

Turner learned people who are struggling with the change don’t always give obvious signs.

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