Vets’ advocate has key role in whale rescue film (AP)

In this Jan. 17, 2012 photo, Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, known as TAPS, poses in her office in Washington. Carroll and her late husband Tom are prominent characters in the upcoming “Big Miracle,â€?  a film about the rescue of a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. The film, which stars Drew Barrymore and Ted Danson, opens Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)AP – Bonnie Carroll is well-known in veterans’ circles as the founder of a vast organization that provides grief counseling and help for thousands of families of fallen military members.