Victorinox knife series incorporates veterans’ designs

Veterans

By Sophia Kunthara

When Angela Peacock medically retired from the U.S Army after nearly seven years of service, she was put on medication to help her post-traumatic stress disorder. When that didn’t help, she turned to alternative therapy, including art classes.

“It would really help me to just calm down and not think about anything but painting, because when you’re painting you can’t worry about what happened in the past and you can’t worry about the future,” Peacock said. “Just sit here and paint, and do that only.”

Manuel Colón, who retired from the Army in 2013 and has PTSD and other medical problems, had some experience with graphic design. So when Wounded Warrior Project put out a call for veterans who have used art to help with their healing process, he and Peacock both responded, and were asked to submit designs for a collaboration with Victorinox Swiss Army.

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