CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus Mike Henneberger will be hitting the road this summer with three bands to tour the East Coast as part of his “Zero Platoon Summer Tour” to raise awareness of the mental and psychological issues that young members of the U.S. military face.
Henneberger, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2012 after serving in the U.S. Army, hopes the tour will spread the word about Zero Platoon and lead to bigger opportunities to work directly with branches of the military to bring future tours straight to those who struggle with issues such as depression and anxiety.
Zero Platoon, a non-profit organization founded by Henneberger and staffed by two other U.S. Army veterans, Matthew Wager and Kevin Hulse, is dedicated to bringing hope and encouragement to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who struggle with emotional and psychological issues that stem from the adaptation into military life.
“When I was in the Army, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and anxiety,” said Henneberger. “The adaptation to military life can be very difficult, so Zero Platoon will give soldiers an opportunity to escape those feelings and feel just a little bit better.”
With the generous donations from supporters, Zero Platoon will travel with three bands, Pentimento, Have Mercy, and Gates, through part of July to spread the word about the organization. At the end of July, Zero Platoon also plans to conduct interviews and shoot acoustic videos with nationally-known bands on the “Vans Warped Tour” during shows along the East Coast.
To follow their journey, make a donation to cover tour expenses, view special covers and acoustic performances of popular music, and watch intimate interviews with nationally-touring artists, click here.