Play explores lives of military kids

Play explores lives of military kids

Matt Vinci of Carmel Valley is just 17, but in those years, he has moved eight times. The son of a Navy captain, he’s grown accustomed to saying goodbye to newfound friends whenever his dad gets new orders.

But that doesn’t mean the Cathedral Catholic High School senior hates the military lifestyle. It’s challenging, he said, but it’s also a privilege.

“People should know that we’re not suffering,” Vinci said. “We do it because we love it. It’s fun.”

Vinci is one of more than 200 San Diego County and Oahu youth who were interviewed by playwright Lee Cataluna for “Home of the Brave,” a play for young audiences about the ups and downs of life in a military...