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Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
Reducing Veteran Suicide with the American Legion

Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 31:55


Veteran and double bronze star recipient shares how military culture might contribute to suicidality — or at least a lack of willingness to get help — and how the American Legion is trying to fix that. Every day, 17 U.S. military veterans die by suicide. How can we even begin to stop this tragedy? The American Legion, a 107-year-old organization dedicated to serving veterans, has a plan. To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official episode page. Guest Bio Dave Berkenfield leads the Chip Ganassi Racing, GMC HUMMER EV, Extreme E competition group as well as the broader Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, developing Human Performance Initiative on both the IndyCar and US / Global Sports Car Teams. Prior to joining Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Berkenfield completed a 25-year career serving in the U.S. Military Special Operations community focusing on building and leading small teams in dynamic and austere combat environments. During his military career, Berkenfield helped implement and apply cutting-edge and emerging technologies in tactical ground Mobility operations. He created advanced & performance driver training and curriculum development in addition to overseeing the engineering, development, and testing from conception through to validation of many unique and advanced two- and four-wheeled military off-road platforms. Serving with distinction during numerous combat deployments, SOCS (SEAL) Ret. Berkenfield was awarded two Bronze Stars with the Valorous devices, one Joint Commendation medal with Valor device, the Purple Heart medal, three combat action ribbons, two National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations among many Presidential unit citations, and a multitude of other qualifications and awards. Berkenfield retired after a successful Troop Chief tour with 25 years of service in May of 2021 as a Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL). Berkenfield graduated summa cum laude from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis. Inside Mental Health Podcast Host Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author. Gabe makes his home in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. He lives with his supportive wife, Kendall, and a Miniature Schnauzer dog that he never wanted, but now can't imagine life without. To book Gabe for your next event or learn more about him, please visit gabehoward.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Commands of Christ Podcast
Bonus - Roger Helle: Embracing An Enemy

The Commands of Christ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 55:06


From fighting in the dense jungles of Vietnam to embracing the ones that tried taking his life, listen as Roger Helle shares his unforgettable testimony of God's mercy, love and grace! As a highly decorated veteran, Roger was searching to find acceptance, value and meaning in life. It was not until God brought him to “rock bottom” that he found what he was searching for!Just because someone has achieved success in the world's eyes does not mean that they have found the peace, joy and contentment they are looking for. In this guest episode, Roger shares the rejection, hurt and pain he faced in his life. All to find that within himself, he didn't have the hope he was searching for. Join Gabe Cleator and Roger Helle as they discuss how God can use tragic experiences to help us discover the love and fulfillment only found in Christ!

Mike Drop
Ranger K9 Handler Julian McDonald | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 125

Mike Drop

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 262:59


Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald served nine and a half years in the army, predominantly as a Ranger and a Ranger K9 Handler, with eight deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan, and a Purple Heart to match. He's also Layka's handler, who, if you haven't heard, is one of the most famous dogs to come out of the military in recent memory.With Julian in tow, MPC Layka's graced the cover of National Geographic, been the subject of an HBO Documentary, and even helped Channing Tatum make a little movie called 'DOG'. But when you ask Julian just what makes Layka so special, it's not just the dog, but Benno - the one who showed Julian the way - that really counts.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:45 - Seeds of Terror10:00 - Childhood Memories12:00 - First the Gym, Then the Sauna16:00 - Born at Cannon Air Force Base19:00 - Grandpa Beat Us on the Bus24:00 - So Then I Got Expelled31:15 - I'd Like to be a Ranger39:00 - Baptized by Gunfire43:30 - SEAL Team 6 & A Family Reunion49:30 - Civilian Contractors On Target56:30 - An Offset Infil1:02:45 - Two Deployments in Tikrīt01:11:00 - A Dog Handler in 200901:19:30 - My First Dog Benno01:30:00 - Two Bravo01:43:00 - Fentanyl Lollipops01:54:30 - Surviving an IED, Barely02:33:00 - Practically Full-Time Training02:20:00 - A Tunnel Bite Story02:25:00 - What Made Benno Exceptional02:44:00 - The Dog Takes Drugs02:48:00 - This Is It02:58:00 - Benno's Last Deployment03:17:30 - And Then I Had Layka03:24:00 - Layka Gets Shot03:36:00 - A Seven-Hour Amputation03:44:00 - Adoption Papers03:52:00 - Becoming a Symbol03:57:00 - Two Years Sober04:01:00 - Withdrawals on Deployment04:05:00 - Finding Myself04:11:00 - Mike on Rico04:18:00 - Giving Gifts ----------Support Julian McDonald:Website - MPC Layka Statue Fund - https://www.scottswish.org/mpc-layka-statue-fundIG - https://www.instagram.com/trent_k9 ----------Sponsors:MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you'll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!----------Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off!----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB' Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that's hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogsMikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog trainingTeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet

First Class Fatherhood
#678 Nick Lavery

First Class Fatherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 44:41


Episode 678 - Nick Lavery is a First Class Father and active duty Green Beret.  In 2013, on Nick's second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status. In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full spectrum combat operations. Nick is considered the first Green Beret to return to combat as an above the knee amputee. Nick is the first amputee to complete the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification course, the SOCP Instructor course, and the Combat Diver Qualification course in military history. Nick's awards include the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, Bronze Star with “V” for valor.  In this Episode, Nick shares his Fatherhood journey which includes two children.  He discusses how becoming a changed his perspective on life as well as a Green Beret.  He describes the inspiration he drew from other combat veteran amputees such as Travis Mills.  He discusses some of the principles from his book, “Objective Secure” and how they can help parents and kids set and achieve their goals.  He talks about the Fatherless Crisis and how he has witnessed fatherless men find positive male leadership through the military.  He offers some great advice for new or soon-to-be Dads and much more! Nick Lavery - https://www.machinenick.com My Pillow - https://mystore.com/fatherhood Promo Code: Fatherhood  First Class Fatherhood: Advice and Wisdom from High-Profile Dads - https://bit.ly/36XpXNp Watch First Class Fatherhood on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCD6cjYptutjJWYlM0Kk6cQ?sub_confirmation=1 More Ways To Listen - https://linktr.ee/alec_lace Follow me on instagram - https://instagram.com/alec_lace?igshid=ebfecg0yvbap For information about becoming a Sponsor of First Class Fatherhood please hit me with an email: AlecLace@FirstClassFatherhood.com

Two Drunk Dudes In A Gun Room
S2 E5: Interview with Brad Boarders with Purple Heart Homes

Two Drunk Dudes In A Gun Room

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 41:02


In this episode, Don and Doug discuss an amazing program called Purple Heart Homes.  Brad is a Chaplin in the Army reserve and a dedicated volunteer with Purple Heart homes.  We discuss how the program works and how to get qualified.  This program is making a difference in veterans' lives.  Purple Heart Homes are helping aging veterans, veterans needing accessibility remodels, and much more.  Check out the episode to learn more.Follow us on Facebook, You Tube, Tik Tok, Help us put an end to veteran Suicide and continue to make people laugh. You never know who needs to laugh today to see tomorrow. Join us on Facebook and Twitter, watch our show on YouTubewe have several events posted in our events page, as well as a list of business that give military and veteran discounts. Check it out at Two Drunk Dudes in a Gun RoomHELP US STOP VETERAN SUICIDE. 1 IS 1 TOO MANY

Dudes Talking Freedom
DTF67 Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer 2, Nick Lavery - Author of Objective Secure

Dudes Talking Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 76:32


You wanna hear an unbelievable story by an amazing story-teller? Then you need to read Nick Lavery's book, Objective Secure: BUY IT HERE!Nick Lavery is a warrior, leader, speaker, author and most importantly a husband and father of two young boys. He is an active-duty member of The United States Army Special Forces.In 2013, while deployed to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status.Nick is currently serving as a Special Forces Warrant Officer. He is also the first amputee in military history to complete the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification course, the Special Operations Combatives Program Instructor course, and the Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification course.Nick's awards include the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, the OSS Society Peter Ortiz Award, the Bruce Price Leadership Award, and the Special Operations Command Excalibur Award."The Line between Determination and Madness" - Nick LaveryFollow us on Social Media! Like/Subscribe/Share!MerchandiseSponsor: Warriors for Freedom[INTRO/OUTRO]“Stomp It Away” by Silent Partner is licensed under CC-BY-NC 2.5“Ever Felt pt 2” by Otis McDonald is licensed under CC-BY-NC 2.5

Battleline Podcast
Frank Grippe, Army Command Sergeant Major

Battleline Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 122:38


We start off this show covering recent news including the charging of Alec Baldwin for manslaughter, Congressman George Santos allegedly stealing $3,000 raised for a veteran charity, and the NFL playoffs. Special guest this show Frank Grippe is a retired Army Command Sergeant Major. Grippe has a distinguished 34-year long military career, serving in combat throughout the entirety of the Global War on Terror. Grippe has served in infantry, paratrooper, and Ranger units. He has a distinguished service medal, Purple Heart, along with many other military accolades. We discuss many topics with the Command Sergeant Major including the taking down of Manuel Noriega by the U.S. Army Rangers during his time in Panama. He now represents various special operations military charities. He is also working closely with a revolutionary new technology for rehabilitation/physical therapy called Neuro20 which we get into, you can visit them online at https://neuro20.com/ Follow us:http://instagram.com/battlelinepodcasthttp://twitter.com/battlelinepod For 15% off all Fort Scott Munitions ammo & gear go to http://fsm.com & use promo code: Battleline For 20% off all Bubs Naturals gear and products including collagen protein and MCT oil powder, go to https://bubsnaturals.myshopify.com/discount/BATTLELINE .. All purchases help to support the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation For full video of this episode, subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/BattlelinePodcast

Working Class Audio
WCA #423 with "Greazy" Wil Anspach - Iraq War, Marine Corp, Purple Heart, Working at East West, Communication, and Those Tik Tok Posts

Working Class Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 121:15


My guest is Producer/Engineer, Marine Corps veteran, and Purple Heart recipient "Greazy" Wil Anspach. Will has worked with Killer Mike, Jon Batiste, Vic Mensa, Zach de la Rocha.  In this episode, we discuss Coal Mining Grandfather Musical Mixtures John, The Piano Player Marine Corp Military Training Iraq War The Slow Mover Award Progressive Metal Band Meth Head Engineer Selling Tibetan Rugs CRAS Having a Child East West History Interviewing for an Internship Working at East West 80 Hours a Week Marriage and Divorce Impact of The Marine Corp Making Mistakes Working Freelance Robert Caranza Personalities in Rap and Rock Stepping Outside Communication Those Tik Tok Posts The Role of Tracking Matt's Rant: Keeping Your House in Order Links and Show Notes Wil on Tik Tok Wil's Website Wil on Instagram Credits Guest: "Greazy" Wil Anspach Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith

Transition Drill
75. Army Staff Sergeant | IED Explosion | Today Not Allowing His Disabilities to Slow Him Down. Wally Fanene

Transition Drill

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 52:38


Wallace “Wally” Fanene made the transition from active military to living with disabilities. Wally served 8 years in the Army with 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He had two combat deployments; Afghanistan 2003 to 2004 and Iraq from 2006 to 2007. During his deployment in Iraq, Wally knelt on an IED which detonated taking large portions of his right arm and right leg. He earned the Purple Heart, and the Army Commendation Medal with V-Device. After almost a 2-year rehab, Wally was medically retired in 2009 but he has not slowed down, he embraces being a full-time dad, he got back on a surfboard, he does Jiu Jitsu, gets in the gym regularly, and also took up hunting. PODCAST - LISTEN, WATCH, AND SUBSCRIBE https://linktr.ee/TransitionDrillPodcast CONNECT WITH WALLY wallacefanene@gmail.com

Books Behind The Badge
Episode 47 - Dexter Pitts

Books Behind The Badge

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 66:24


Dexter Pitts is a proud Purple Heart recipient and medically retired U.S. Army veteran. He proudly served in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division and is a graduate of American Military University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. After serving his country in a time of war, Dexter exchanged his military fatigues for a police officer uniform. He has continually served his community as a law enforcement officer for over a decade and a one-year tour of duty as an agent with the United States Border Patrol on the southern Arizona border.Raised as a Christian in a military family, Dexter starts to question his faith in the wake of his mother's unexpected suicide while he is on duty. Having struggled all of his life trying to find his own identity, Dexter became submerged in the battle between his conservative values, black skin, and PTSD (Post Traumatic-stress Disorder).Despite the obstacles that have befallen him, Dexter stands unshakable in his faith and identity as a proud American patriot who believes in the promises of America. Dexter's faith and values are tested once more as civil unrest consumed America in 2020. In defense of his profession, his community and the U.S. Constitution, he stands shoulder to shoulder with his brothers and sisters of the thin blue line on Louisville's embattled streets.Find me on Instagram: Instagram.com/booksbehindthebadgeFind Dexter: Instagram.com/iampitts

SOFREP Radio
Jeff Engle, Special Operations Veteran and Author of "All the War They Want"

SOFREP Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 49:05


Jeff is an Army special operations veteran, business leader, jiu-jitsu black belter, and author of All the War They Want. He is a highly decorated soldier having received two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, among many others.   He shares a war story during his first deployment about surviving an IED ambush and how sometimes breaking the rules is the only way to make it out alive. He also gives his point of view about eliminating anything unnecessary in an operation, a key lesson that he has carried over even to entrepreneurship, following your passion to really experience living, and being safe with your cyber and social media health.   Get a copy of All the War They Want:  https://amzn.to/3QDMbpM See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Voices of Oklahoma
George Krumme

Voices of Oklahoma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 113:06


George Krumme was born and reared in rural Oklahoma, about five miles northeast of Okemah. His early education took place in a rural school. He finished high school at age 16 in Bristow and then attended Oklahoma A&M as a music major.World War II changed the course of his life. He left A&M to study weather forecasting at Spartan School of Aeronautics and then taught aviation cadets in Texas. Krumme enlisted in the Army Air Corps and received training in mathematics and physics at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Reassignment to the infantry led him to Europe during the Battle of the Bulge, and he was awarded a Purple Heart.After the war, he returned to Pomona to earn a bachelor's degree and was named to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, he returned to Bristow, joining his family as a partner in Krumme Oil Company.He moved to Tulsa in 1960 and studied on nights and weekends at The University of Tulsa to earn his master's degree in petroleum engineering and Ph.D. in earth science.He was active in Democratic politics for half a century and served as a National Committeeman from 1976–1996.

Arroe Collins
Ben Kesling Releases Bravo Company An Afghanstan Deployment And It's Aftermath

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 12:19


In Bravo Company, journalist and combat veteran Ben Kesling tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the men of one unit, part of a combat-hardened parachute infantry regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division. A decade ago, the soldiers of Bravo Company deployed to Afghanistan for a tour in Kandahar's notorious Arghandab Valley. By the time they made it home, three soldiers had been killed in action, a dozen more had lost limbs, and an astonishing half of the company had Purple Hearts.In the decade since, two of the soldiers have died by suicide, more than a dozen have tried, and others admit they've considered it. Declared at "extraordinary risk" by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bravo Company was chosen as test subjects for a new approach to the veteran crisis, focusing less on isolated individuals and more on the group.Written with an insider's eye and ear, and drawing on extensive interviews and original reporting, Bravo Company follows the men from their initial enlistment and training, through their deployment and a major shift in their mission, and then on to what has happened in the decade since; as they returned to combat in other units or moved on with their lives as civilians, or struggled to. This is a powerful, insightful, and memorable account of a war that didn't end for these soldiers just because Bravo Company came home

Arroe Collins
Ben Kesling Releases Bravo Company An Afghanstan Deployment And It's Aftermath

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 12:19


In Bravo Company, journalist and combat veteran Ben Kesling tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the men of one unit, part of a combat-hardened parachute infantry regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division. A decade ago, the soldiers of Bravo Company deployed to Afghanistan for a tour in Kandahar's notorious Arghandab Valley. By the time they made it home, three soldiers had been killed in action, a dozen more had lost limbs, and an astonishing half of the company had Purple Hearts.In the decade since, two of the soldiers have died by suicide, more than a dozen have tried, and others admit they've considered it. Declared at "extraordinary risk" by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bravo Company was chosen as test subjects for a new approach to the veteran crisis, focusing less on isolated individuals and more on the group.Written with an insider's eye and ear, and drawing on extensive interviews and original reporting, Bravo Company follows the men from their initial enlistment and training, through their deployment and a major shift in their mission, and then on to what has happened in the decade since; as they returned to combat in other units or moved on with their lives as civilians, or struggled to. This is a powerful, insightful, and memorable account of a war that didn't end for these soldiers just because Bravo Company came home

The Road Less Traveled Show
Ep 95: Charlie Hardage

The Road Less Traveled Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 33:35


Join co-hosts Richard Coyne & Bill Zahller as they interview guests who left successful careers to pursue a different path on the Road Less Traveled Show! In this episode, we spend time with Charlie Hardage!  Charlie is a former U.S. Army soldier that went on to become an Information Technology (IT) sales leader.  Charlie got his real estate license and now invests in multifamily through his company. A bit more about Charlie: Charlie Hardage has been in IT sales for 12+ years working with Dell, Google, and Google Value-Added Resellers. Before becoming a Real Estate Professional, Charlie was the Senior Sales Director of North America for a location intelligence company. Charlie holds a Bachelor's of International Business from Harding University and a Master's Degree from Columbia University. Charlie previously was in the United States Army for 5 years as an Infantry team leader. He has numerous service medals including a Combat Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart. After the military, Charlie got his real estate license and worked as a residential agent. In 2013, a family member and mentor told him about multi-family syndication which is when he went to work underwriting deals and learning about the business. Since 2017 Charlie has been working on multifamily syndication and is an owner in $134M in assets through his company, H&K Investment Group.   Contact Charlie: Website: hkigllc.com  Email: charlie@hkigllc.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/charleshardage   Contact Bill Zahller Phone: 828-275-5035 Email: Bill@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/billzahller   Contact Richard Coyne Phone: 404-245-9732 Email: Richard@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/richardjcoyne   If you would like to learn more about: How Park Capital Partners connects investors with passive income-generating opportunities through real estate, Our Park Capital Value-Add Fund (a 506c fund), Our latest multifamily acquisitions, or The Park Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)3 non-profit).   Please contact Park Capital Partners LLC in the following ways:  Website: ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com Email us: info@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParkCapitalPartners/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/park-capital-partners-llc/   Music by Aliaksei Yukhnevich/Jamendo. Audio and Video production by Kerry Webb.   If you would like to be a guest on our show and have a “path change” story, please reach out to Richard at Richard@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com.  We would l

Extra Duty Podcast
"Get Ready To Run Bitch!"

Extra Duty Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 54:24


 Sean AmbrizArmyPersonal Websitehttps://www.seantobiasambriz.com/InstagramChief_pinkmistI enlisted in February 2008 as a Military Police Soldier and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Since that time I have served a wide verity of duty positions to include a Driver, Gunner, Platoon Medic, Team Leader, Designated Squad Marksman, Squad Leader, MMS NCO, Special Reaction Team NCOIC and Platoon Sergeant.  My duty assignment locations thus far have been at Fort Carson, Schofield Barracks, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Fort Leonard Wood.  I have also served in overseas assignments to include two tours in Afghanistan. Currently, I am assigned to the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence as the MP Senior Leader Course Instructor.  I most recently have earned by Criminal Justice Associates Degree and have earned 170 credit hours towards my Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security. Some of my more significant career achievements include recently being inducted as number 9, into the Military Police Corps convent Commandants 100, selected in 2011 as All-American, Distinguished Leadership Awardee in BLC and ALC, the 4th Infantry Division NCO of the Quarter, Audie Murphy, receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Medal and earning a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars with Valor.Topics you want to discussGhosts of the Valley This Episode Is Sponsored By Snapbacks USA! In 2014, I completed boot camp for the United States Coast Guard and was quickly stationed on CGC Finback in Cape May, New Jersey. After working there, I attended Machinery Technician School in Virginia and graduated in 2015. Then I was transferred to a small boat station in St. Ignace, Michigan. While there, I maintained and repaired our boats and carried out law enforcement duties and search and rescue missions. During my time in Michigan, I was accumulating ribbons frequently, and it never made sense to me that I had to purchase a new ribbon rack just to add a single ribbon. In 2019 I began thinking of different ways I could create a modular ribbon rack that would be convenient for not only myself but other service members as well. While starting my product research and development, I decided to change career paths and switch rates from MK to AMT. I attended AMT School in North Carolina and graduated in 2020. After that, I transferred to Mobile, Alabama where I currently work on C144s as an Aviation Maintenance Technician. I continued my product development and prototyping through all of 2021 and launched my store in 2022. The product I invented was getting more attention than I could have ever hoped for. My goal of creating a more convenient ribbon rack for service members was complete. But I still have more ideas for improving the SnapRack to make it the most versatile ribbon rack on the market. I will continue to grow my business and supply the most convenient products to others who serve.Show Your Support by Following SnapRack on Social Media! https://www.facebook.com/SnapRack.usahttps://www.instagram.com/snaprack.usa/https://www.tiktok.com/@snaprack?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pchttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_to8RpajviEdDbFvF1ubA Support the show

Voices of Oklahoma
Warren Spahn

Voices of Oklahoma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 64:34


“The greatest game ever pitched” was an event that may best describe the baseball story of Warren Spahn. For in that game, he displayed the strength and the stamina that earned him the title of the greatest major league left-handed pitcher of all time.Warren Edward Spahn was a baseball hero and a hero on the battlefields of World War II. His 363 wins on the baseball field made him the all-time winningest left-handed hurler in the game.In 1973, Warren Spahn was admitted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And on the battlefield he was a true hero as he was awarded the Battlefield Commission and a Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds.As a young boy, Greg Spahn observed his father in the locker room, in the dugout, and on the playing field. And it is Greg who tells his father's story on VoicesofOklahoma.com.

American Warrior Radio
Wade Hubbard – DFC Society

American Warrior Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 39:45


Wade Hubbard only spent five years in the Air Force. During that time he was awarded FIVE Distinguished Flying Cross medals, Thirty Air Medals and the Purple Heart. “Mother” Hubbard joins us for our regular feature in partnership with the Distinguished Flying Cross Society. The mission of the DFC Society is to honor, preserve and teach the legacy or heroism or extraordinary achievement in aerial flight for which the Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded. Wade wanted to fly and decided to enlist rather than wait to be drafted. He earned his commission in 1968 and was assigned navigator wings.  He flew in Vietnam as a “back seater” in an F-4 Phantom completing 427 ½ combat missions. Wade participated in both Operation Linebacker and Operation Linebacker 2 – the largest heavy bomber strikes launched by the Air Force since World War II. Bombers attacked logistical targets such as transportation infrastructure, marshalling yards and other targets designed to reduce the ability of the North Vietnamese to fight. Both campaigns achieved their objective of getting the North Vietnamese back the negotiation table but at a high cost; 92 B-52 crew members were lost. During the Linebacker campaigns Wade flew missions to protect the bombers from air threats and also provide ground attack. The Vietnam Peace Accords were signed on January 27, 1972. But the war was not over for Wade Hubbard. President Nixon continued what some called a “personal” war. Six days before he was scheduled to return home, Wade and his pilot were shot down over Cambodia. He ejected at 20,000 feet which tore off his helmet and oxygen mask, broke his shoulder and caused him to pass out until he reached an altitude where he could breathe again. TAKEAWAY: Wade will always be grateful to the crews that rescued him because the Khmer Rouge did not take prisoners and would have probably shot him on the spot.

Redefining Disability
One Step at a Time

Redefining Disability

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 34:12


Navy Corpsman Max Rohn was serving in Iraq as part of a U.S. Marine Corps convoy and was injured when his Humvee was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. He suffered injuries to his arm, legs, along with a traumatic brain injury. Max was sent to Walter Reed Military Medical Center and over 4 years underwent 15 operations on his right leg. Doctors were eventually forced to amputate the limb below the knee. The Purple Heart is an accomplished adaptive athlete and has won numerous medals at the international Invictus Games, including gold medals in the discus and shot put. Max has been a member of the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field national team and is aiming to compete in Paris in 2024. He is also an avid snowboarder and studied bioengineering at Pennsylvania State University.

Growing Pains with Nicholas Flores
#103 - Dr. Aaron Donaldson

Growing Pains with Nicholas Flores

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 116:58


Dr. Aaron Donaldson is a Communication Studies lecturer at Cal Poly Humboldt. He also co-hosts a podcast with his wife Kate called The Alien Movie Project, "... a podcast that examines the narrative and affective politics of alien movies." Aaron also co-hosts another podcast with Charles, a Purple-Heart veteran and long-time cinephile, called the Reel War Project where they explore "... the narrative, affective, and production politics of the most actiony of action movies: The War Movie." Based off his research for The Alien Movie Project, Aaron has authored a book called "The Alien Movie Project: Studying the Narrative, Affective and Production Politics of Alien Stories in Cinema". You can find the book online (@he.kendallhunt.com/product/alien-movie-project-studying-narrative-affective-and-production-politics-alien-stories) as well as The Alien Movie Project podcast (@alienmovieproject.com).   0:00 | Start 2:39 | The Alien Movie Project 16:00 | Intersectional Feminism 28:51 | White privilege 39:45 | Intersectional feminist/Marxist lens interpreting the movies 44:30 | Critical Theory vs Critical Thinking 1:00:09 | "White Acceptability" 1:09:35 | People being dismissive against Critical Theory lines of research 1:26:32 | The idea of "stolen land" 1:49:57 | "Whiteness" as an ongoing form of systematic privilege 1:53:21 | Excerpt from the book

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast
'Detransitioned' Navy SEAL Opens Up About Gender Dysphoria | Chris Beck EP 175

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 73:42


In this episode, I was joined by Chris Beck. A retired Navy SEAL with multiple awards, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, he gained significant public attention in 2013 when he came out as a trans woman. At the time, Chris transitioned to “Kristen Beck” until 2022, when he announced his “detransition” and shared that the initial transition had “ruined my life”. In our conversation, Chris tells his story and shares his experience with gender dysphoria and  gender identity politics. We discussed the potential dangers of transition therapy, the politicization of gender identity, and the problems with pushing it as well as ways to navigate gender identity disorder. If you enjoyed this conversation, please consider subscribing :) —Links— Mentioned by Chris: Chloe Cole Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chooocole Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChoooCole “The Gender J Curve” “XX Male Syndrome” Follow Me On: All Platforms: https://linktr.ee/mikhailapeterson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikhailapetersonpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikhailaFuller Instagram: https://instagram.com/mikhailapeterson TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mikhailapeterson Telegram: https://t.me/mikhailapeterson​​

The Essential 11
Andy Stumpf - Unafraid to Make the (World-Record) Leap

The Essential 11

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 60:34


Some people are afraid to climb 5 flights of stairs and then look down while others, like today's guest, jump out of airplanes for fun. This is a guy who doesn't back down from a challenge or a thrill and intentionally lives his life in a way where he's constantly pushing himself to be greater. Andy Stumpf is a good friend of Jocko Willink and Apogee Co-Founder Tim Kennedy- it's clear why. Great men only surround themselves with other great men. We were incredibly grateful to have Andy on our Friday Apogee call to pour into the young leaders of tomorrow. ANDY STUMPF Today's guest is Andy Stumpf, a retired SEAL, professional gravity enthusiast, public speaker, and podcaster. Stumpf was born and raised in Northern California. From the age of 11, he knew that he wanted to become a Navy SEAL- it became the single driving force in his life. He enlisted in the Navy while still a Junior in high school, entering military service in 1996. After completing boot camp he began the most grueling training program in the US Military - Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL, known as BUD/s. Nearly 90% of all candidates are unsuccessful in completing the six-month program. Andy graduated and began his SEAL career attached to SEAL Team Five, in Coronado California. In 2002 he screened for and joined the most elite counterterrorism unit in the military, SEAL Team Six. This unit is tasked with conducting the nation's most critical missions, many of which have become the focus of Hollywood movies and books. Throughout his 17-year career, Andy executed hundreds of combat operations throughout the world in support of the Global War on Terror. He was medically retired in June of 2013. His awards and decorations include 5 Bronze Star Medals (Four with Valor), the Purple Heart, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, Three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Two Combat Action Ribbons, and the presidential Unit Citation. Although no longer wearing a uniform, Andy continues to fight for the SEAL community and their families. In 2015 he set two World Records after jumping from 36,500 feet and flying over 18 miles in a wingsuit in an effort to raise 1 Million Dollars for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Andy is a sponsored skydiver and BASE jumper, constantly traveling the world creating content for his sponsors. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Confusing who you were in the past with who you are now 3:00 Public school doesn't help you learn who you are 7:48 Making decisions based on how it will enhance your life- not money 10:00 Andy's Mentors 15:20 Jujitsu allows you to see what is possible 23:34 Avoiding putting your heroes on a pedestal 28:29 Linear thinking vs 3D thinking 30:37 Actionable steps for developing non-linear problem solving 52:06 What is the meaning of life to Andy 56:25 What Andy is looking for in the people he hires 57:40 You can't short-circuit the system 1:00:28 PLACES YOU CAN FIND ANDY STUMPF Instagram - @andystumpf212 Twitter - @AndyStumpf77 YouTube - Cleared Hot Podcast MORE CONTENT Follow me on social to get the latest updates and Essential content. Instagram: @mattbeaudreau Twitter: @mattbeaudreau YouTube: Matt Beaudreau

OWC RADiO
Skills for Better Screenplays with Jacob Kreuger

OWC RADiO

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022


You're staring at the blank page. Maybe you are on deadline. Maybe you just REALLY want to put your thoughts down on that page. But you are blocked. Jacob Kreuger, Founder of Jacob Kreuger Studio and host of the popular podcast, Write Your Screenplay, has the solutions. He talks with OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, about his secret anti-writers-block technique, and three skills every successful writer needs. He enlightens us on how to survive toxic mentors/producers/production executives and best communication practices...structure, subconscious mind vs. conscious mind, moleskin vs the iPhone, beat sheets...and more. You'll want to take notes while listening! Or just revisit OWC RADiO whenever you like at OWCRADiO.com ! Here are some great resources: Instagram Handle: @thejkstudio Twitter Handle: @thejkstudio Facebook: @thejkstudio LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobkrueger/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/writeyourscreenplay Writeyourscreenplay.com If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O'Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable.  Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it's as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT CIRINA CATANIA: Cirina Catania, is a successful filmmaker, former Sr Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at MGM-UA and United Artists and one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. Her movie, "The Purple Heart" about two generations of wounded warriors is nearing completionShe is the founder, CEO and Executive Director of the non-profit, High School Media Collective. Cirina is Founder/Lead Creative at the Catania Group est. circa 1989, Showrunner and Host of OWC RADiO and partner, Lumberjack System, as well as Tech Ambassador for companies such as Blackmagic Design.  She is a long-time member of the Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Cinematographers Guild, the National Press Club, National Press Photographer's Association, and more. She has worked as a writer, director, supervising producer, cinematographer, post-producer, or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic and Discovery. Cirina is based in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming in the Amazon or other exotic locations. She is very proud of the fact that she has not yet contracted Malaria and that after all these years, she still loves her job! URL to link:  CirinaCatania.com Twitter: @Cirina Instagram:  @CirinaCatania LinkedIn:  LinkedIn.com/in/cirinacatania

Behind The Shield
Maximillian Potter And Richard Stayskal - Episode 710

Behind The Shield

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 161:51


Maximillian Potter is a best-selling author and a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair. Richard Stayskal is a Marine, Green Beret and Purple Heart recipient. We discuss the journeys into their respective careers, Richard's near fatal combat wounds, interviewing celebrities, Richard's Cancer diagnosis, how The Feres Doctrine is stopping our military members from pursuing legal action after non-combat related illness and injuries, medical malpractice, wine and so much more.

Rich Zeoli
FBI & Media Work Together to Help Biden

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 44:26


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (12/22/2022): The last live show of 2022! But it's abbreviated thanks to college basketball… Did government officials pay Twitter to censor unflattering content posted to the social media platform? PLUS the U.S. Senate passes a $1.7 billion omnibus spending package, Sam Bankman-Fried is released on $250 million bond, fawning over Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, media refuses to hold big pharmaceutical corporations accountable, and Biden lies about Purple Hearts!

Just My Type - The Diabetes Podcast

In this episode of the Just My Type podcast, co-hosts Sami (type 1) and Dobie (type 2) talk about the various movies over the years that include an aspect of diabetes or a character with diabetes in them.  One being funny, one being cringy, and one being heartfelt, Dobie and Sami chose three movies, Mall Cop, Turning Red, and Purple Hearts. Each episode represents diabetes in different limelight and Sami and Dobie give their opinions on each representation and movie. Tune in to this episode and share your opinion about each movie and the diabetes aspects they all include. C'est la vie, baby!Question of the pod: What is your favorite movie?Share it with us at: Instagram: @justmytypepod_Twitter: @justmytypepod_Tik Tok: @justmytypepod_Facebook: @justmytypepodHashtag: #justmytypepodThis episode of Just My Type is sponsored by The Diabetes App: a community platform for individuals living with all types of diabetes. For more information and to listen to more episodes check out our website: www.justmytypepodcast.comDisclaimer Nothing expressed on the Just My Type podcast or on the Just My Type website is intended or should be interpreted or used as medical advice.  You should always consult with a competent physician with respect to all aspects of your health and wellness.

Antonia Gonzales
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Antonia Gonzales

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 4:59


Underwater drone confirms discovery of ancient Indigenous weir Cherokee Nation opens new DV shelter in OK Navajo Vietnam vet receives Purple Heart

Simon Conway
Simon Conway Show hour two

Simon Conway

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 34:37


Simon starts hour 2 continuing the conversation about Biden's untrue story about his uncle being a Purple Heart recipient. Next, Simon talks about how the Olympic committee allowing transgender athletes to participate in whatever event they identify as.

Ray Appleton
Biden Claims His Uncle Won Purple Heart. Elon Musk May Step Down As The Head Of Twitter. Putin in Belarus. Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Criminal Charges Against Trump

Ray Appleton

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 36:53


President Joe Biden claimed Friday that someone in his family won the Purple Heart for his actions during a famous battle in World War II — however, there is reportedly no evidence to substantiate Biden's claims and key details make it impossible for the story to be true. Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that he would step down as the head of the social media platform if a poll that he launched shows a majority of users want him out. The U.S. House committee investigating the riots of Jan. 6, 2021, has officially recommended that the Department of Justice lay four criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, including conspiracy to defraud the government and inciting an insurrection.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST 12.19.22 - Biden Lies About Giving His Uncle A Purple Heart

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 42:22


Hour 1 -  Good Monday morning! Here's what Nick Reed covers this hour: We have a chance for snow Wednesday night going into Thursday. Make sure to be winter weather aware. President Biden told another "ridiculous tall tale" about himself in a speech, claiming that his uncle won a Purple Heart for his actions during World War II. Biden also insulted the Irish and claimed he was Italian. “I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid,” Biden inexplicably said. “I married Dominic Giacoppa's daughter,” Biden continued. “So, you know, I got a little Italian in me now, you know?” The Senate on Thursday passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which repeals the Biden administration's military vaccine mandate.

O'Connor & Company
12.19.22: [Hour 3 / 7 AM}: Fairfax Vehicle Tax, Superman Star, Biden's Purple Heart, Elon Reinstates Journaliss

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 30:01


In the third hour of the morning show, Larry O'Connor and Julie Gunlock discussed Governor Youngkin's push to drop the Fairfax vehicle tax, Superman star's battle with dementia, Biden's tall tale about his Uncle Frank and Elon Musk reinstating journalists. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor,  @Jgunlock,  @patricepinkfile and @heatherhunterdc.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Infinite Inning
Infinite Inning 245: The Day The Umpires Heard "Ahooga!"

The Infinite Inning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 79:49


A solo episode dashes from umpires stranded on foggy seas to a Savage pitcher who received multiple Purple Hearts—and somehow conquered his control while doing so—and reflects on what his story warns us about our own times. TABLE OF CONTENTSThe Day the Umps Heard “Ahooga!”*Burt Uniform Tops and Burnt YouTubers*Old Starting Rotations and Starting Pitcher Tandems, Starring Justin Verlander et al*Angels Priorities*The Ancient 2005 Yankees*“I'll Bonk Alone”*Cosplaying Fascism*Bob Savage, High School Pitcher (?), Major Leaguer, War Hero*Fred McGriff Misread*The Only Two Reasons to Have an Elder Rotation*Attenuated Goodbyes. The Infinite Inning is not only about baseball but a state of mind. Steven Goldman, rotating cohosts Jesse Spector, Cliff Corcoran, and David Roth, and occasional guests discuss the game's present, past, and future with forays outside the foul lines to the culture at large. Expect stats, anecdotes, digressions, explorations of writing and fandom, and more Casey Stengel quotations than you thought possible. Along the way, they'll try to solve the puzzle that is the Infinite Inning: How do you find the joy in life when you can't get anybody out?

The Howie Carr Radio Network
Elon Banned Some Nobody Reports, Biden's Uncle "Won" A Purple Heart? HOUR 1 - 12.16.22

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 39:23


Elon's out banning people Howie's never heard of, and the lefts making a bit of a stink. Then, during Graces News we find out that Biden's uncle "won" a purple heart - but parts of his story don't add up.

When It Was Cool Podcast
The Purple Heart Trail - Stuck in the Desert Podcast

When It Was Cool Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 19:22


Join The Desert Rat today as we travel The Purple Heart Trail. The purpose of the Purple Heart Trail is to create a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that give tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal. The actual format and design of the signs vary from state to state. There are currently designated sections in 45 states as well as Guam.

Aches and Gains with Dr. Paul Christo

Pain is the #1 complaint of soldiers fighting for our country. Derek McGinnis, a young military veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart will trace the events that led to his leg amputation, and how a simple nerve block became a lifesaver. Dr. Trip Buckenmaier from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center will share some […]

Aches and Gains with Dr. Paul Christo

Pain is the #1 complaint of soldiers fighting for our country. Derek McGinnis, a young military veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart will trace the events that led to his leg amputation, and how a simple nerve block became a lifesaver. Dr. Trip Buckenmaier from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center will share some […]

Former Action Guys Podcast
Clip 013 | Surviving an IED Blast | Green Beret in Afghanistan

Former Action Guys Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 14:59


Ryan Hendrickson is a retired US Army Special Forces soldier that did 8 deployments to Afghanistan as a Green Beret. In his career, Ryan has earned a Silver Star, 4 x Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, and other personal awards.In this clip taken from Ep. 169, Ryan describes being injured by an IED and the medevac process that followed.Support the showpatreon.com/formeractionguysjcramergraphics.comRyan's linkshttps://linktr.ee/rmhendrickson.tipofthespear

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories
Sgt. J. Edward. ‘Swede' Pearsall: The Surrender of Wake Island

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 39:06


On this day (December 8th) in 1941, Japanese forces attacked Wake Island. After the Americans surrendered, Sgt. Pearsall and his fellow Marines were taken as prisoners of war, and spent 3 ½ years at a prison camp in China during WWII.  Sergeant John Edward ‘Swede' Pearsall served in the Marines as a part of the 1st Defense Battalion, D Battery on Wake Island in 1941.  Wake Island is located 2,458 miles west of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. knew a Japanese attack was coming, so men were stationed on the island to protect it.  On December 8th, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese attacked Wake Island. The Battle of Wake Island lasted for a little over two weeks until American forces surrendered in order to protect civilian lives.  After the surrender, Sgt. Pearsall and his fellow Marines were almost executed before the Japanese decided to take them as prisoners. They would eventually be taken on a prison ship to Yokohama Harbor, and then transported to Wusong China, where they would spend three and a half years in a prison camp.  At the camp, conditions were brutal. They had little water to drink or bathe with, were beaten often, were not adequately fed, and were forced to do physical labor. During the interview, Pearsall had this to say about the camps: “Starvation, I found, was the toughest thing. The beatings you took. Almost daily, you took beatings from the Japanese, but you kind of became punch-drunk, so to speak. You expected them and you lived with them. But starvation you don't live with. When you're hungry, you're hungry 24 hours a day. You go to sleep hungry. You wake up during the night hungry, and you're hungry all day. Starvation is one of the toughest things we found to face. The work and labor that they made us do was tough, but the food was totally inadequate for the work and to sustain life. Myself, I went from a 200 pound Marine. When the war ended, I weighed somewhere around 85 pounds, so that when the war finally came to end, there wasn't much left of us. We couldn't have sustained life, under the food we were getting, much longer.” Finally on Easter Sunday, 1945, American forces arrived and liberated the camp, saving Sgt. Pearsall and his fellow prisoners. Upon arriving home, Pearsall was awarded the Purple Heart. To learn more about J. Edward Pearsall and the Battle of Wake Island, check out Son of Wake Island. It's written by J. Edward Pearsall's son, David Pearsall, with the help of his father and the other surviving defenders of Wake island.

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
The Most Inspiring Story About Mindset & Perseverance You'll Ever Hear EP 1359

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 104:56 Very Popular


Nick Lavery, born and raised in Massachusetts, is an active-duty member of The United States Army Special Forces. Commonly known as the Green Berets, the Special Forces perform critical missions including direct action, counterinsurgency, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, and unconventional warfare. In 2013, on Nick's second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status. In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full spectrum combat operations. Nick is considered the first Special Forces operator to return to combat as an above-the-knee amputee. Nick is currently serving as a Special Forces Warrant Officer and Assistant Detachment Commander and is widely recognized as an experienced subject matter expert in special operations, intelligence fusion, and mission planning and execution across all operational continuums. He is also the first amputee in military history to complete the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification course, the Special Operations Combatives Program Instructor course, and the Combat Diver Qualification course. Nick's awards include the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, the OSS Society Peter Ortiz Award, the Bruce Price Leadership Award, and the Special Operations Command Excalibur Award. Nick is a warrior, leader, athlete, student, author and most importantly a husband and father of two young boys.Check out Nick's book, Objective Secure: The Battle-Tested Guide to Goal Achievement, here!In this episode you will learn:The steps it takes to become a great leader.Why gratitude is your greatest tool to overcoming adversity. The significance of having a meaningful mission for your life.Methods you can implement to achieve any goal. For more, go to lewishowes.com/1359

What the Hell is Up
3.04: Rooted in her why FEAT. Livt

What the Hell is Up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 76:45


What the hell is up stars? I'm back with another episode! Just days before I left for Los Angeles with my sister for this grand move of mine, I snuck in one last interview with a star I'd wanted to chat with for a while. I had the sparkling opportunity to sit down with Lakewood-raised Livt, who is now a Seattle-based musician and filmmaker. In this episode, Liv and I reflect on the motivations behind her entire discography, her sources of inspiration, and the why that keeps her rooted in herself and her art-making. As a queer gal on my own journey of self-acceptance, Liv's words of wisdom landed at an opportune moment. This episode did not come without a few bumps in the road, both geographically and metaphorically. Listen in stars, and root with me. Find Livt's art: insta: @liv_musiq https://livt.bandcamp.com/album/pink-and-orange-deluxe Sade to Infinity music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsqi3-qSAg Featured songs: FD, Purple Heart, Unbothered, Social Nomad, Interlude for a Dreamer, Sade to Infinity, Want you Bad, Let it Go CREDS: Intro/outro music: Afterspace Rooted interlude music: Matthew Boerner Logo: Callan Moore Recording/editing/mixing: Claire Moore stay starry-eyed, Clairey

The Dom Giordano Program
Armed Security Guards in Philadelphia… Shame on Philadelphia Officials

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 40:40


Full Hour | Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by exclaiming that Philadelphia and the officials running the City need to be shamed. Dom tells that coming up on today's show, he'll have the Chief of a security detail that's been called upon to protect a gas station on Broad Street because the City can't control the rampant crime. Then, Dom offers his opinion on the continued Supreme Court hearing of the case of Lorie Smith, a videographer who refuses to serve homosexual individuals. After that, Dom sees live on the studio television's C-SPAN a ridiculous incident during the Gold Medal ceremony for the Capitol Police after January 6th, telling that officers and their families intentionally ignored a handshake from Republican leaders. In today's second hour, Dom welcomes friend of the show Pastor Bill Devlin, leader of Octane Faith, back onto the Dom Giordano Program after receiving a President's Volunteer Service Award last week for his decades of work aiding Christians and others impacted in war torn areas throughout the world. Devlin, a Purple Heart recipient during the Vietnam War, runs the REDEEM! and Widows and Orphans organizations, which are dedicated to raising funds and providing aid to those most desperately in need throughout the World. Recently, Bill spent time in an underground bunker in Ukraine, and just came back from spending some time working with vulnerable people in Nigeria. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Pastor Devlin Wins Huge Award; Chief of Armed Security Agents in Philadelphia Joins

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 42:08


In today's second hour, Dom welcomes friend of the show Pastor Bill Devlin, leader of Octane Faith, back onto the Dom Giordano Program after receiving a President's Volunteer Service Award last week for his decades of work aiding Christians and others impacted in war torn areas throughout the world. Devlin, a Purple Heart recipient during the Vietnam War, runs the REDEEM! and Widows and Orphans organizations, which are dedicated to raising funds and providing aid to those most desperately in need throughout the World. Recently, Bill spent time in an underground bunker in Ukraine, and just came back from spending some time working with vulnerable people in Nigeria. Then, Dom welcomes Andre Boyer, Chief of S.I.T.E., Pennsylvania's State Agents, who has been tasked by gas station owners to protect their business and customers as crime spikes in Philadelphia. Boyer has been all over local news recently explaining his purpose, telling 6ABC of the difference between his organization and standard security guards, further elaborating to Giordano. Boyer explains how his organization works, telling about the certification they've received from State Police, putting forth everything that the agents are capable, including arresting perpetrators. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Pastor Bill Devlin Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 10:39


Dom welcomes friend of the show Pastor Bill Devlin, leader of Octane Faith, back onto the Dom Giordano Program after receiving a President's Volunteer Service Award last week for his decades of work aiding Christians and others impacted in war torn areas throughout the world. Devlin, a Purple Heart recipient during the Vietnam War, runs the REDEEM! and Widows and Orphans organizations, which are dedicated to raising funds and providing aid to those most desperately in need throughout the World. Recently, Bill spent time in an underground bunker in Ukraine, and just came back from spending some time working with vulnerable people in Nigeria. (Photo by Ben Rose/Getty Images for ServiceWorks)

Battleline Podcast
SEAL Chief Beck speaks on transgender past to present detransitioning

Battleline Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 134:44


We start off this show discussing the current tyranical lockdowns happening in China. Back on the show as a special guest is Navy SEAL Chief Chris Beck, often referred to as Kristin, who has now detransitioned after coming out as the first transgender Navy SEAL in the 2014 CNN produced documentary Lady Valor. We hear where Beck is at now and why the Chief is speaking out against underage gender transition while remaning and ally of the transgender community at large. Beck is a Navy SEAL who retired from service as a Chief Petty Officer. Beck is a Purple Heart recipient with many military accolades, who served in DEVRGU, better known to many as SEAL Team 6, as well as SEAL Team One. Beck has been seen on The Joe Rogan Experience and most recently The Robby Starbuck Show. Their last appearance with Battleline was on Episode 153 if you want to listen back. You can follow Beck @valor4us on Twitter/Instagram. Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off at http://helloned.com/BATTLELINE PAMAX Tactical Inc. is a law enforcement owned and operated company and an industry leader in the field of alternative breaching tools like their LION Device. The LION is a safer, reloadable, non-regulated alternative to the use of flashbangs, a impact actuated handheld device that boasts 180 decibel output. It is available in civilian and law enforcement configurations. Go to http://pmtactical.com now, and for 15% off use the promo code: Tanto For 15% off all Fort Scott Munitions products go to http://fsm.com & use promo code: Battleline Photonis Defense is the global leader in night vision solutions providing more high-quality night vision capabilities than anyone. Hunters, shooters, boaters and outdoor enthusiasts rely on Photonis Defense systems to make their adventures safer and more successful. Visit http://photonisdefense.com for more information; or look for Photonis Defense product options from your night vision dealer. We are currently running a contest with great prizes from Fort Scott Munitions and more for those that subscribe to our Youtube channel. All you need to do is hit subscribe to be automatically entered: https://www.youtube.com/c/BattlelinePodcast

My Wakeup Call with Dr. Mark Goulston

In this interview I speak with Retired Captain Honorable Allen B. Clark, author of "Soldiers' Blood and Bloodied Money and the Ruling Elites," Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient, PTSD survivor whose wakeup call was discovering his Faith to help him recover from trauma and also researching the causes of four of the main wars America has been involved in. http://www.combatfaith.com/AllenClarkBio.html

OldGuyTalksToMe
152. Army Veteran/Author, with Arnold Sampson Part 2 of 2

OldGuyTalksToMe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 27:49


Today we continue our discussion with Arnold Sampson who served in the US army with a Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) in the Republic of Vietnam. This is a 2 part interview; if you haven't heard the first part yet, do check that out. In today's episode, we discuss the warzone and deaths. All this and a lot more. Go to www.thestandard.academy/magazine to become one of the first to get my digital magazine for free that'll help you create a kick-ass life. Arnold was awarded several commendations that were part of a team/crew effort. However, his two Purple Heart awards, awarded after separate injuries from shrapnel, and his Broken Wing Award were more singular and very personal. During his short year of service, he was also awarded the Bronze Star, at least five awards of the Air Medal with a "V" device for heroism, a Distinguished Flying Cross, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with a Silver Star device for heroism. After returning to the States, he earned an FAA commercial helicopter pilot's license while stationed at Fort Ord, California. A bit about me (Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj)  Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj enjoyed a prestigious career as a periodontal regenerative surgeon moving to a new passion in June 2018. He retired after a 33-year career to pursue new passions. At 69 Dr. Orest has taken on a new role as an Interviewer, Podcaster and government-certified Old Guy. He streams from his new home in Las Vegas, NV. He lives with his wife of 29 years, Oksana. His status as an empty-nesters with two out of college-employed children has left him with time and energy to share decades of successes, failures, and wisdom. You can connect with Arnold here: https://www.facebook.com/arnold.sampson.98/ https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10159843402148029&set=a.10157456583818029   Buy Arnold's Book here: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/dustoff https://www.amazon.com/Dustoff-More-Than-Met-Eye/dp/1098391  Timestamps Part 2   00:00 – Precap 00:38 – Intro 01:47 – Did you think you're gonna die? 03:03 – God's on my side 04:40 – How did you deal with the people who died on the helicopter? 07:34 – Where did you come back to? 08:22 – No one was abusive 08:55 – How is the process of readjusting from a warzone to a civilian place? 11:01 – I started to cry 11:32 – Welcome home brother 12:50 – They did not think about plotting terrorism 14:08 – Fascinated by the glamour of flying 15:56 – Commercial  16:28 – Commercial end 18:20 – How do your experiences in Vietnam shape you as a man today? 20:46 – The no. 1 place in the world for Bentley to be sold in Kyiv. 22:28 – Arnold's Book 24:42 – Closing thoughts 26:51 – Outro

Team Never Quit
Benjamin Sledge: Award Winning Author of Where Cowards Go to Die and Combat Wounded Veteran

Team Never Quit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 70:00


In this week's Team Never Quit Podcast, Marcus has 11-year combat veteran and Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, Benjamin Sledge in the studio. Benjamin served in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning 2 Army Commendation Medals. He lost his best friend in combat. These days, Benjamin is a viral writer, graphic designer, and author of Where Cowards Go to Die where he reveals a brutal portrait of war and the cost of returning to a country that no longer feels like home. He travels around the country educating businesses, non-profits, and churches about veterans' mental health issues. In this episode you will hear: I got to see the best and worst parts of war. Often times we were the first ones in the door, so we either made friends or got shot. I was 21 when I first got to the battle, thinking “I literally have no idea what I'm doing.” There's a very distinct smell to death. It's like rotting meat dabbed with knockoff CK1 cologne. Many combat veterans don't necessarily come home with PTSD; it's moral injury. It's the physiological damage that occurs when you violate your sense of right and wrong. Seeing death from that close does something to the mind. It became a real struggle point for me. When I first got home, they didn't know how to handle me, because I didn't know how to handle myself. I was drinking myself silly, so I could get the images out of my head. The strangest thing happened to me – I found myself missing war.  My wife left me while I was in Iraq. War really is a spiritual experience. What does it look like to live a courageous life and carry that into career and family relationships – Never give up, never accept defeat, and never leave a fallen comrade behind. Inside every man, there's both a warrior and a poet. Support Benjamin Website: https://benjaminsledge.com Book (Where Cowards Go to Die): https://amz.run/5GAb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.sledge/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjamincsledge/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjamincsledge Support TNQ https://www.instagram.com/marcusluttrell/ https://www.instagram.com/andrewbrockenbush/ https://www.instagram.com/team_neverquit/

Lehto's Law
Veteran Says Her Storage Locker Was Sold Off w/o Her Knowledge

Lehto's Law

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 12:02


Including her Purple Heart. www.patreon.com/stevelehto

Badass Basic Bitch
From Wounded Warrior to World Champion with Melissa Stockwell

Badass Basic Bitch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 36:14


On this week's episode we have the honor of hearing the story of Army veteran and Paralympic champion, Melissa Stockwell. She takes us through her journey serving in the Army, losing her leg during deployment, starting a family, running a non-profit, writing a book, qualifying and competing in the Paralympics, and what it has meant to represent the USA in a different uniform. Melissa likes to say she was born a patriot. She joined ROTC in college and was commissioned as an Army. In early 2004 she deployed to Iraq and on April 13,  2004 her vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb and she became the first female to lose a limb in active combat. As a new above the knee amputee she was medically retired with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. She quickly adapted into a life of sports and went on to swim in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics before turning to the sport of triathlon in 2009. She is a 3x Paratriathlon World Champion and competed at the 2016 and 2021 Paralympics in the sport of triathlon. Melissa says one of the best days of her life was winning a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Melissa is the co-founder of the Chicago based Dare2tri Paratriathlon club where she helps get other athletes with disabilities into the sport of triathlon. She currently travels the nation for her career as a motivational speaker, owns an orthotic and prosthetic company with her husband, is a triathlon coach and most importantly a mother of 2 young children. She hopes to continue her athletic career with dreams of becoming a 4x Paralympian and competing in Paris 2024.Melissa's Instagram: @mstockwell01Melissa's Website: melissastockwell.com@badassbasicbitch

The Bare Performance Podcast
#154 - Leif Babin | Extreme Ownership

The Bare Performance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 101:21


Episode #154 – Nick is joined by Leif Babin, former Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and co-author of the NY Times Bestseller: Extreme Ownership. They discuss the most prominent distinctions between military and civilian leaders, how powerful leadership is about considering other people's perspectives, why simplicity in your communication makes you more impactful, and how ‘silent leaders' can tend to be the best ones. Nick and Leif also recount gripping stories from their military experiences and how they shaped their future endeavors. “If you interact with other humans in any capacity, you are a leader.” Even without a ‘title,' you are a leader. Leif passionately speaks to the need to own this responsibility and positively impact the lives of those around you. This episode jumps into practical, inspiring commentary on our lives from two tremendous leaders. About Leif Babin: A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Leif served thirteen years in the Navy, including nine in the SEAL Teams. As a SEAL platoon commander in SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army's 1st Armored Division achieve victory. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War. Leif returned from combat and became the primary leadership instructor for all officers graduating from the SEAL training pipeline. There, he reshaped SEAL leadership training to better prepare the next generation of SEAL officers for the immense challenges of combat. During his last tour, Leif served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer at a SEAL Team where he again deployed to Iraq with a Special Operations Task Force. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart. Upon his departure from active duty, Leif co-founded Echelon Front, a premier leadership consulting company, where he serves as President, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor. Echelon Front helps others build their own high-performance winning teams.