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Emery A. Popoloski

Emery A. Popoloski

Emery A. Popoloski, a mom, resides in the Boston area with her husband, Charles, who served in Iraq. She is an alumni of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Military Caregiver Fellowship and the Fellows Program Coordinator for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Any questions can be emailed to

Articles by Emery A. Popoloski

Dozens of former Wounded Warrior Project employees have accused the charity of needlessly spending millions of dollars in donations on lavish conferences and parties. (CBS News)

EMERY A. POPOLOSKI: Wounded Warrior Project ‘a pillar of support’

When my husband first went into the hospital, I was scared. My husband Charlie, an Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran, was not coherent and to see the man I love collapse and transform into someone unrecognizable - it shook me to my core. Published February 3, 2016

EMERY A. POPOLOSKI: Military caregivers, PTSD and domestic violence

When Sarah Palin recently discussed events that occurred at her home involving her son, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and domestic violence, she opened up the discussion of the intertwining of PTSD and domestic violence within the military community. Published January 21, 2016

EMERY A. POPOLOSKI: Military life detours when drug abuse joins PTSD

A detoured life. That is how military caregiver Allyson Bowers describes her life caring for her husband, Benjamin Bowers, a medically retired Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. Along with caring for her husband, Allyson also holds a master's degree in human services with an emphasis on military resilience from Liberty University and is a Fellow Emeritus with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Published December 23, 2015

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EMERY POPOLOSKI: Unique stories of military, vet caregiving

Life happens. Brian Vines retired from the Army in 2012 after 28 years of distinguished service, and his wife, Natalie, who also served God and country, retired the following year after two decades in the same branch of the military. Published August 24, 2015

Emery and Charles Popoloski with their children. Charles, who served in Iraq, is a wounded hero, and Emery is his caregiver.

HIDDEN HEROES: Wounded warrior caregivers need care, too

Welcome to the new Hidden Heroes blog. My goal for this blog is to continue to raise awareness of military caregivers, highlight various organizations, address issues and continue to keep the conversation open on how we can help the Hidden Heroes. Published April 30, 2015