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Reality Life with Kate Casey
Ep. - 432 - SPENCER STONE FROM AMAZING RACE, AMERICAN HERO IN PARIS TERRORIST ATTACK

Reality Life with Kate Casey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 47:12


Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone garnered international headlines in 2015 when he and his childhood friends, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, thwarted a major terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train. An unarmed Stone rushed toward the danger, subduing and disarming a man wielding an assault rifle, pistol, box cutter and enough ammunition to kill everyone on board. Stone and his friends saved hundreds of lives that day. Despite serious injuries as a result of the encounter, Stone provided life-saving care to a man who received a gunshot wound to his throat during the attack. For his heroic and selfless actions, French President Francois Hollande presented Stone with the nation's highest decoration, The Legion of Honor. Upon his return to the United States, he was honored in a ceremony at the Pentagon and was awarded the Airman's Medal and a Purple Heart. President Barack Obama also hosted the trio at the White House. In a stunning turn of events, just a month and a half after the Paris attack—and three days before Stone was to return to duty in the Air Force–he was brutally attacked in his hometown of Sacramento, CA, while defending a female friend. Stone was stabbed in his heart, lung and liver with injuries so serious that the crime scene was initially declared a homicide. Life-saving surgery followed, and he has since made a full recovery from the attack. Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos released a book detailing their incredible journey, The 15:17 to Paris, which caught the eye of legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood. Now a major motion picture, Stone and his friends play themselves in the film, which was released in February 2018. Stone and Sadler are contestants on season 33 of Amazing Race on CBS. Reality Life with Kate CaseyPatreon: http://www.patreon.com/katecaseyCameo: https://cameo.com/katecaseyTwitter: https://twitter.com/katecaseyInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/katecaseycaTik Tok: http://www.tiktok.com/itskatecaseyClubhouse: @katecasey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113157919338245Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/shop/katecaseySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega
Ep. 107: New Year's Eve 2021 Potpourri -- 1980s Cold War Action Movies, the Meaning of a Good Death, and What Troubles Await America and the World in 2022 and Beyond

The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 58:47


This is a special New Year's Eve 2021 episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show and The Truth Report. Elliot Ackerman is both a former White House Fellow and Marine. He served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Ackerman is also an ex–CIA paramilitary officer. His new book (co-written with Adm. James Stavridis USN (Ret.)) is The New York Times bestseller 2034: A Novel of the Next World War. Elliott and Chauncey reflect on coming of age during the Reagan years and the meaning of such 1980s film classics as Red Dawn and Top Gun. Elliot also shares his concerns about America's new “cold war” rivalry with China, Russia's aggression towards Ukraine, America's democracy crisis and the frightening possibility of a second civil war or some other calamity. In the aftermath of Chauncey DeVega's health emergency, Elliot shares his thoughts on mortality, living a good life, and what it means to die a good death. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

The Chauncey DeVega Show
Ep. 351: New Year's Eve 2021 Potpourri -- 1980s Cold War Action Movies, the Meaning of a Good Death, and What Troubles Await America and the World in 2022 and Beyond

The Chauncey DeVega Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 58:47


This is a special New Year's Eve 2021 episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show and The Truth Report. Elliot Ackerman is both a former White House Fellow and Marine. He served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Ackerman is also an ex–CIA paramilitary officer. His new book (co-written with Adm. James Stavridis USN (Ret.)) is The New York Times bestseller 2034: A Novel of the Next World War. Elliott and Chauncey reflect on coming of age during the Reagan years and the meaning of such 1980s film classics as Red Dawn and Top Gun. Elliot also shares his concerns about America's new “cold war” rivalry with China, Russia's aggression towards Ukraine, America's democracy crisis and the frightening possibility of a second civil war or some other calamity. In the aftermath of Chauncey DeVega's health emergency, Elliot shares his thoughts on mortality, living a good life, and what it means to die a good death. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

Rise & Grind Morning Show
Fri Dec 31 | New Year's Eve Celebration | Dj Mpress, Councilwoman Vanice Williams, Purple Hearts, Bunz B

Rise & Grind Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 128:15


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The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
How This Billionaire Used Psychedelics to Treat His PTSD - Bob Parsons

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 34:47


Billionaire Bob Parsons is widely known as the founder of GoDaddy and PXG, one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. But Bob is also a Marine and a recipient of the prestigious Purple Heart Medal. After his service in the Vietnam war, he returned home with PTSD. With the help of psychedelics and therapy, he managed to treat himself and today he's here to share his experience.     Listen out for: - How plant medicine changed Bob's life after the Vietnam war. - The changes Bob is bringing to the world after exploring the inner depths of his mind.  - Why therapy and psychedelics are a powerful (and healing) combination. - Bob's experience with PTSD.   ABOUT BOB PARSONS Bob Parsons is a serial entrepreneur and has a multi-billion dollar empire which puts him at #340 on the Forbes 400 list.  He started his company called GoDaddy in 1997, and reportedly sold it years later for nearly $1 billion. He grew up as poor as a church mouse in inner-city Baltimore, flunked the 5th grade, and barely passed high school.  He was sent to Vietnam at the height of the war and he received four medals during his tour, including the Purple Heart and the Combat Action Ribbon. In 1984, when his serial entrepreneurial mind activated, he started a software firm in his basement after teaching himself how to write computer programs. 10 years later, he sold it to Intuit for $64 million. Today, Bob runs 14 other businesses that span across industries from sports and advertising to music and video production, including his high-performance golf brand: Parsons Xtreme Golf.  According to Forbes, Bob is worth an estimated $3.4 billion.    Bonus:                                                                               - Download the Mindvalley app

Paying Attention
How You Can Help Veterans For Christmas

Paying Attention

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 36:39


Today Tom is talking with Donald Jarvis a Community Leader and Veteran Advocate to talk about what people can be doing to help veterans around Christmas time. Donald Jarvis is a combat veteran. Who is extremely dedicated to serving the community and our veterans. Honorably Discharged from the MA Army National Guard in 2013, and awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Afghanistan. Jarvis is active-leader in his local community and the veteran community. Spending much of his time helping veterans get connected to resources, and benefits they have earned. Help the Veterans today: https://donaldjarvis.com/ Follow Tom and The Valley Patriot on: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnmOQIeRxnrkI0iiH-ZEfYw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValleyPatriot Public Celebrity Page: https://www.facebook.com/tomdugganJr/?ref=page_internal Podbean: https://payingattention.podbean.com/ #LocalPolitics #TheValleyPatriot #MerrimackValley #UnitedPodcastNetwork #Studio21PodcastCafe   Follow Tom and The Valley Patriot on: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnmOQIeRxnrkI0iiH-ZEfYw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValleyPatriot Public Celebrity Page: https://www.facebook.com/tomdugganJr/?ref=page_internal Podbean: https://payingattention.podbean.com/   #LocalPolitics #TheValleyPatriot #MerrimackValley #UnitedPodcastNetwork #Studio21PodcastCafe

Free Thinking with Montel
EMPOWERING VETERANS | JOSEPH VANFONDA

Free Thinking with Montel

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 54:26


On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with his friend Joe Van Fonda about his military service, his combat injuries, and why he choose to continue working with veterans once he entered civilian life. Joe served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 27 years. He retired out of Quantico, VA. in 2014 as the Regimental Sergeant's Major for the Wounded Warrior Regiment, where he oversaw the coordination of non-medical care to combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy, and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and many more. He is now the Executive Director of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

CBS This Morning - News on the Go
12/21: Omicron variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S. First Omicron-related death reported in Texas yesterday.

CBS This Morning - News on the Go

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 14:13


A COVID spike adds stress to the holidays for the second year in a row. The Omicron variant is now the dominant COVID strain in the U.S.-- making up more than 73% of new cases, according to a CDC estimate. The very first Omicron-related death was reported in Texas yesterday. President Biden is expected to address all this in a speech to the nation today. There are long lines at testing sites across the country now -- as many Americans prepare for the holidays. The jury in Ghislaine Maxwell's sex abuse trial will continue deliberating today. Another jury in Minneapolis is deciding the fate of former police officer Kim Potter. We revealed last month that more than 30 soldiers, injured by an Iranian missile attack in Iraq, were denied the Purple Heart. After our investigation, the army reopened the case. And decided another 50 soldiers deserved the medal, given to military members wounded in action. The last eleven of those awards were approved over the weekend. More Purple Hearts have been issued for that attack in January 2020, than any other incident of its kind in decades.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q84HT18yJOYCol. Joseph Peterburs was an ‘Ace' pilot of 49 missions and 269 combat hours flying the P-51 during the Second World War.With over 2000 hours conventional and 2000 hours jet time, 125 Combat Missions, 407 Combat Hours in the P-51; a Master Air Weapons Controller and an inductee into the USAF Air Weapons Controller Hall of Fame. His military decorations include: The Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross w/1olc, Bronze Star w/1olc, Purple Heart w/1olc, Air Medal w/7olc, P.O.W. Medal and 32 other Medals and awards.UK based independent technology and podcasting company - Contact us for your web applications, IT consulting, podcasting and leadership needs. Subscribe to get the latest news, video updates, behind the scenes info, and of course, the episodes.Nikos Katsikanis LTD Director/Producer: Nikos Katsikanis

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Oliver North: Under Fire

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 123:51


Today's guest on Danger Close was described by President Ronald Reagan as “an American hero.”    Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, #1 bestselling author and American patriot.     He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 and served twenty-two years as a United States Marine. His awards for service in Vietnam include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts.     From 1983 to 1986 he served as Counter-Terrorism Coordinator on the National Security Council staff. He helped plan Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, the capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers, and the raid on Muammar Gaddafi's terror bases in Libya after which he was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal's Islamic Jihad.    His first book, Under Fire, chronicles his Vietnam combat experience and his involvement in what would eventually become known as “Iran-Contra.” Iran-Contra was two secret operations carried out by the Reagan Administration in the mid-1980s linked by their financial connections and participants, including a Marine Lieutenant Colonel named Oliver North.     For seventeen years he was a syndicated columnist and host of the award-winning “War Stories” on the FOX News Channel. In 2018 he stepped up to serve as the 66th president of the National Rifle Association of America.     He has authored seventeen bestselling books and is the co-founder of Freedom Alliance, an organization serving wounded U.S. military personnel and their families, providing Hero College Scholarships for children of service members killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.   His latest book, We Didn't Fight for Socialism, is out now.   Find out more about Oliver North and link to his social channels at olivernorth.com

Brownie In Blue
The importance of Training

Brownie In Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 67:06


Rod Sanchez, a Retired Active Duty Army First Sergeant joins me on this episode. He served during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom II, Operation Enduring Freedom ) and has been an instructor at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for the past 9 years. He talks about his great military career where he is the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He further speaks about the importance of training and how that training saved him and his team on the day he was ambushed. Sanchez presently trains/instructs younger federal officers at The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center , “The Center of Excellence “. I had the honor of being instructed by Rod Sanchez in his control tactics course. I'm honored for his willingness to be interviewed for this podcast. A wealth of knowledge and history, along with being a humble warrior. Take a listen and enjoy ! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brownieinblue/support

LaRouche PAC
Part 3 — Hayek's Constitution of Liberty: The Worship of Oligarchical Culture

LaRouche PAC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 24:49


In this installment of the Hillsdale/Hayek series, my intention was to report on Hayek's magnum opus, The Constitution of Liberty. I must begin, however, by claiming that I, Robert Ingraham, deserve some form of literary Purple Heart for having subjected myself to such a mind-damaging experience. The book is excruciatingly boring, shallow, and repetitive beyond belief. Written fifteen years after the Road to Serfdom, the Constitution contains nothing new whatsoever; only the same catchphrases and slogans, but now drawn out to an interminable 571 pages. Read along here, https://www.larouchepac.com/it_s_time_to_learn_real_american_economics_part_3

CBS This Morning - News on the Go
12/9: The FDA is considering whether to authorize booster shots for 16- and 17-year-olds this week. Instagram's chief grilled by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

CBS This Morning - News on the Go

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 14:50


The FDA is considering whether to authorize booster shots for 16- and 17-year-olds. With CDC approval, about 8.3 million teenagers could become eligible as soon as this week. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new COVID restrictions amid personal scandal. Congressional members are drafting language to make social media platforms safer for young users. They grilled Instagram's chief, Adam Mosseri, on Capitol Hill yesterday. A former Minnesota police officer charged with killing a young black man is now on trial in Minneapolis. After a CBS News review, more than 30 U.S. soldiers injured in Iraq by an Iranian missile attack have been approved for the Purple Heart.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Uncensored Advice For Men
EP140 Stepping On IEDs Ryan Hendrickson

Uncensored Advice For Men

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 62:17


Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ryan Hendrickson is a Green Beret clearing the way for his twelve-man team while conducting combat operations against the Taliban. As the "tip of the spear," his role is to ensure the route taken by U.S. and Afghan troops are free of IEDs -- improvised explosive devices. Many soldiers do not survive their last step; those who do often lose at least one limb. While rescuing an Afghan soldier outside a mud-hut compound in 2010 -- knowing that he was in "uncleared" territory -- Ryan stepped on an IED with his right foot. The device exploded, leaving his foot dangling at the end of his leg. American soldiers losing a limb is an all-too-common occurrence. But what makes Ryan's story different is that after undergoing two dozen surgeries and a tortuous rehabilitation, he was medically retired but fought to return to active duty. Multiple skin grafts to his leg and right foot successfully reattached his lower leg, and he was aided in his recovery by wearing a new prosthetic device known as an IDEO (Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis). Once he passed a series of crucial physical tests, Ryan was able to rejoin the Green Berets within a year and physically perform his duties, redeploying to Afghanistan in March 2012. In 2016, he volunteered to return to Afghanistan with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. During a firefight with the Taliban, he risked his life under heavy enemy fire to rescue three Afghan soldiers cut off from friendly forces and return the bodies of two dead Afghan soldiers under the ethos that "no one gets left behind." For his heroic efforts on the battlefield, SFC Ryan Hendrickson was awarded a Silver Star, the nation's third-highest award for valor. An engaging and harrowing account, Tip of the Spear tells the amazing story of one Green Beret's indomitable spirit. About the Author Ryan Hendrickson is a Special Forces Engineer in the U.S. Army. Ryan transferred over to the Army in 2008 after completing enlistments in both the Navy and Air Force. Ryan has many military deployments including Iraq, Afghanistan, and several South and Central American countries. Ryan's decorations include the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, and an Army Commendation Medal with Valor. He lives in Florida. Ryanmhendrickson.com IG: tipofthespearrmh Email: 1ryan.hendrickson@gmail.com

Apple News Today
Why Biden's spending plan may not solve the housing crisis

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 7:22


There’s a lot of money in Biden’s spending plan targeted at the affordable-housing crisis. Vox looks at why it may not do much about skyrocketing real-estate prices. The Senate and White House are backing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Critics say this could worsen the deadly conflict in Yemen. Reuters has the story. Dozens of previously unrecognized U.S. soldiers will receive Purple Hearts after being injured in an attack in Iraq nearly two years ago. A CBS News investigation helped them finally get their awards. Cybercriminals can ramp up activity during the busy holiday season. The Wall Street Journal explains how to avoid the latest scams online.

No Barriers
Rebuilding Community & Purpose with Cpt. Dave Inbody, US Army, Ret

No Barriers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 55:20


David Inbody is the father of three children, two sons and a daughter, and has been married to his wife Tiffany for nineteen years.David was medically retired from the U.S. Army in 2012, after eight years of service. He attained the rank of Captain. He enlisted in 2004 and attended officer candidate school and was commissioned in 2008. He was assigned to Bravo Co, 1st Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regt as a scout platoon leader. He later served as a plans officer and supply officer for the squadron before deploying as a member of an Agricultural Development Team in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.David was injured by an improvised explosive device while on a patrol on 15 July, 2010. As a result of injuries sustained from the blast he lost his right foot and sustained various other injuries. After two years of rehabilitation at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, David medically retired and returned home to College Station, Tx.He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals as well as the Combat Action Badge and multiple other awards and decorations.

Elite Expert Insider
Living A Life Well Lived With James McEachin

Elite Expert Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 34:04


Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster, owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview James McEachin about his experience as a veteran of the Korean War, an accomplished actor, and an award-winning author of his new book Swing Low My Sweet Chariot.  James McEachin is a Silver Star, Purple Heart veteran of the Korean War, an accomplished actor, and an award-winning author. Known as "Jimmy Mack" in the music industry, McEachin was a producer, songwriter, and eventually owner of the record label Mack IV best known for the doo-wop group, The Furys. Because of his long-held moniker in the industry, some speculate James McEachin to be the Jimmy Mack Martha (Reeves) and the Vandellas cried for in their hit song. McEachin, having appeared in nearly 200 movies and television shows, is perhaps best known for his roles on Perry Mason, Matlock, Play Misty for Me, First Monday, and his NBC series Tenafly. He has authored six novels, multiple screenplays, and his one-man play, entitled Above the Call; Beyond the Duty which opened at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The two-hour play has been seen in places as far away as Kuwait. In 2005 McEachin was appointed a US Army Reserve Ambassador and spent his free time speaking to soldiers, veterans, and America. In late 2006 he produced the film-short Old Glory, a film short for the soldier, veteran, and patriot in us all. He continues to speak for the veterans who may no longer have a voice to speak for themselves. Learn More Here Find His New Book Here

Masculine Journey Radio's Podcast 28min
Spiritual Purple Heart Wounds After Hours

Masculine Journey Radio's Podcast 28min

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 27:25


Welcome fellow adventurers! The discussion on spiritual wounds and messages of hope continue right here on the Masculine Journey After Hours Podcast. The clip is from "Good Will Hunting." There's no advertising or commercials, just men of God, talking and getting to the truth of the matter. The conversation and Journey continues.

Masculine Journey Radio's Podcast 28min
Spiritual Purple Heart Wounds

Masculine Journey Radio's Podcast 28min

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 27:17


Welcome to Masculine Journey fellow adventurers! This week the guys discuss spiritual wounds that turn into messages of hope. The clips are from "The Andy Griffith Show," and "The War." The journey continues, so grab your gear and be blessed, right here on the Masculine Journey Radio Show. Be sure to check out our other podcasts, Masculine Journey After Hours and Masculine Journey Joyride

Honor. Thank. Inspire. An Honor Flight Chicago Podcast
Episode XXVI: Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran Jon Lapo

Honor. Thank. Inspire. An Honor Flight Chicago Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 32:37


Jon Lapo had a rough-and-tumble upbringing in the Madison and Central neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. Looking for direction, he enlisted in the Army and soon found himself in Vietnam as a demolition man and -- for a time -- as a tunnel rat. His experiences in-country produced trauma that he lives with to this day, but he has found a purpose in life in the present that sustains him. 

First Class Fatherhood
#562 Noah Galloway

First Class Fatherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 22:40


Episode 562 Noah Galloway is a First Class Father and Combat Veteran and Purple Heart recipient who joined the United States Army after the attacks on 9/11. On December 19, 2005, during his second deployment, he was severely injured in an IED attack in Yusufiah, Iraq. As a result, Noah lost his left leg above the knee and his left arm above the elbow. “No Excuses,” became his mantra as he rose out of a post-traumatic depression via his reinvigorating passion for fitness. He would become the first veteran and amputee to be featured on the cover of Men's Health magazine. Noah also became a finalist on the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars” and would win the debut season of FOX's “American Grit”. He is currently a motivational speaker who shares his story to encourage audiences to embrace the “No Excuses” lifestyle on their way to an enhanced mental and physical wellness. In this Episode, Noah shares his Fatherhood journey which includes three children. He discusses his new marriage and when he felt comfortable enough to introduce his kids to his now wife. He describes his co-parenting situation and gives advice for other divorced dads. He talks about his experience on Dancing With The Stars. He shares his thoughts on how he would feel if his kids joined the military and gives some words of wisdom for parents of kids who are going to join. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more! NO EXCUSES CHARITABLE FUND - https://noahgalloway.com/charity/ Subscribe to First Class Fatherhood and watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCD6cjYptutjJWYlM0Kk6cQ?sub_confirmation=1 SPONSORS: SeatGeek - https://seatgeek.com Promo Code: FirstClass Save: $20 off tickets MY PILLOW - https://www.mypillow.com Promo Code: Fatherhood Save Up To 66% Off 1-800-875-0219 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: FirstClassFatherhood@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alec-lace/support

New Books in Military History
Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" (Penguin, 2021)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:50


The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral, served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and, after leaving the Navy, as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 2034 plays out a what-if scenario, starting with an incident between the Chinese and U.S. that escalates into a major conflict. “You could certainly say right now, vis-a-vis the United States' relationship with China, that if we're not in a Cold War, we are at least in sort of the foothills of a Cold War,” Ackerman says. Told through the eyes of multiple main characters from five nations, the escalating conflict begins to seem inevitable as deceit, posturing, and a game of chicken made it harder and harder for the countries' leaders to back down. Ackerman feels that a conflict between the U.S. and China in real life is possible but not inevitable. “It's a cautionary tale. There's still time to take the exit ramp,” he says. Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

New Books in National Security
Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" (Penguin, 2021)

New Books in National Security

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:50


The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral, served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and, after leaving the Navy, as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 2034 plays out a what-if scenario, starting with an incident between the Chinese and U.S. that escalates into a major conflict. “You could certainly say right now, vis-a-vis the United States' relationship with China, that if we're not in a Cold War, we are at least in sort of the foothills of a Cold War,” Ackerman says. Told through the eyes of multiple main characters from five nations, the escalating conflict begins to seem inevitable as deceit, posturing, and a game of chicken made it harder and harder for the countries' leaders to back down. Ackerman feels that a conflict between the U.S. and China in real life is possible but not inevitable. “It's a cautionary tale. There's still time to take the exit ramp,” he says. Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/national-security

New Books in Literature
Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" (Penguin, 2021)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:50


The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral, served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and, after leaving the Navy, as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 2034 plays out a what-if scenario, starting with an incident between the Chinese and U.S. that escalates into a major conflict. “You could certainly say right now, vis-a-vis the United States' relationship with China, that if we're not in a Cold War, we are at least in sort of the foothills of a Cold War,” Ackerman says. Told through the eyes of multiple main characters from five nations, the escalating conflict begins to seem inevitable as deceit, posturing, and a game of chicken made it harder and harder for the countries' leaders to back down. Ackerman feels that a conflict between the U.S. and China in real life is possible but not inevitable. “It's a cautionary tale. There's still time to take the exit ramp,” he says. Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

New Books in World Affairs
Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" (Penguin, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:50


The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral, served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and, after leaving the Navy, as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 2034 plays out a what-if scenario, starting with an incident between the Chinese and U.S. that escalates into a major conflict. “You could certainly say right now, vis-a-vis the United States' relationship with China, that if we're not in a Cold War, we are at least in sort of the foothills of a Cold War,” Ackerman says. Told through the eyes of multiple main characters from five nations, the escalating conflict begins to seem inevitable as deceit, posturing, and a game of chicken made it harder and harder for the countries' leaders to back down. Ackerman feels that a conflict between the U.S. and China in real life is possible but not inevitable. “It's a cautionary tale. There's still time to take the exit ramp,” he says. Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books Network
Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" (Penguin, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:50


The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral, served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and, after leaving the Navy, as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 2034 plays out a what-if scenario, starting with an incident between the Chinese and U.S. that escalates into a major conflict. “You could certainly say right now, vis-a-vis the United States' relationship with China, that if we're not in a Cold War, we are at least in sort of the foothills of a Cold War,” Ackerman says. Told through the eyes of multiple main characters from five nations, the escalating conflict begins to seem inevitable as deceit, posturing, and a game of chicken made it harder and harder for the countries' leaders to back down. Ackerman feels that a conflict between the U.S. and China in real life is possible but not inevitable. “It's a cautionary tale. There's still time to take the exit ramp,” he says. Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Science Fiction
Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" (Penguin, 2021)

New Books in Science Fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:50


The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral, served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and, after leaving the Navy, as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 2034 plays out a what-if scenario, starting with an incident between the Chinese and U.S. that escalates into a major conflict. “You could certainly say right now, vis-a-vis the United States' relationship with China, that if we're not in a Cold War, we are at least in sort of the foothills of a Cold War,” Ackerman says. Told through the eyes of multiple main characters from five nations, the escalating conflict begins to seem inevitable as deceit, posturing, and a game of chicken made it harder and harder for the countries' leaders to back down. Ackerman feels that a conflict between the U.S. and China in real life is possible but not inevitable. “It's a cautionary tale. There's still time to take the exit ramp,” he says. Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-fiction

Working Dog Radio
Episode 151: The Salute

Working Dog Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 107:48


Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with Army 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Corporal Joshua Hargis, who is also a two-time world champion Paralympic ice hockey player, Purple Heart and Bronze Star Metal with Valor recipient. ⁣ ⁣ The gents talked about how B Company 3/75 is the best in the Ranger Regiment, and went on to discuss getting into K9 and deploying to Afghanistan. Hargis recounted an insane story from a harrowing mission that cost several guys, including Hargis' MWD Jany, their lives and changed his forever. The night raid in Kandahar on Oct. 6, 2013 included multiple suicide bombers, and a minefield of IEDs - a baited ambush. After recovering MWD Jany's remains, Hargis was recovering sensitive material from some of the Fallen, when he stepped on an IED, costing him both of his legs. Hargis was conscious for about an hour and a half as medics used tourniquets and pumped freeze-dried plasma into his veins. Soon after surgery in the hospital, Hargis was conscious enough to salute his commanding officer, despite the medical wrappings, tubes, and personnel who tried to restrain him; resulting in “the salute seen around the world”. ⁣ ⁣ Hargis then talked about becoming an elite Paralympic athlete and how it helps him forget about his disability while he competes with his team; and sadly, how all of that is being ripped away from him due to COVID-19 mandates.⁣ Follow and support him on Instagram at @josh_hargis40⁣ ⁣

Working Dog Radio
Episode 151: The Salute

Working Dog Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 107:48


Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with Army 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Corporal Joshua Hargis, who is also a two-time world champion Paralympic ice hockey player, Purple Heart and Bronze Star Metal with Valor recipient. ⁣ ⁣ The gents talked about how B Company 3/75 is the best in the Ranger Regiment, and went on to discuss getting into K9 and deploying to Afghanistan. Hargis recounted an insane story from a harrowing mission that cost several guys, including Hargis' MWD Jany, their lives and changed his forever. The night raid in Kandahar on Oct. 6, 2013 included multiple suicide bombers, and a minefield of IEDs - a baited ambush. After recovering MWD Jany's remains, Hargis was recovering sensitive material from some of the Fallen, when he stepped on an IED, costing him both of his legs. Hargis was conscious for about an hour and a half as medics used tourniquets and pumped freeze-dried plasma into his veins. Soon after surgery in the hospital, Hargis was conscious enough to salute his commanding officer, despite the medical wrappings, tubes, and personnel who tried to restrain him; resulting in “the salute seen around the world”. ⁣ ⁣ Hargis then talked about becoming an elite Paralympic athlete and how it helps him forget about his disability while he competes with his team; and sadly, how all of that is being ripped away from him due to COVID-19 mandates.⁣ Follow and support him on Instagram at @josh_hargis40⁣ ⁣

Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson | Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development

Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, #1 best-selling author, founder of a small business and holder of three U.S. patents. For seventeen years he was a syndicated columnist and host of “War Stories” on FOX News Channel. In May 2018, he retired from FOX News to serve as the 66th president of the National Rifle Association of America.   North was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1943, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 and served twenty-two years as a U.S. Marine. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983-86 he served as Counter-Terrorism Coordinator on the National Security Council staff. He helped plan the rescue of U.S. students on Grenada, the liberation of American hostages, the capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers and the raids on Muammar Gadhafi's terror bases; after which he was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal's Islamic Jihad. President Ronald Reagan described him as “an American hero.” North has authored seventeen best-selling books and is co-founder of Freedom Alliance, an organization serving wounded U.S. military personnel and their families. He is widely acclaimed for award-winning FOX News coverage of more than sixty U.S. units in combat and his Freedom Alliance “Hero College Scholarships” for children of service members killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. In 2020, North and a close friend founded Fidelis Publishing, a company dedicated to publishing books under the guidance of the Bible shining the light of truth in these dark times. Yet, he says his greatest achievement is being, “the God-fearing husband of one, father of four, and grandfather of eighteen.” LtCol North and his wife Betsy live in Virginia. In November 2018, they celebrated their 50th anniversary. 

Inside West Virginia Politics
Thank you for your service: Honoring our U.S. military and veterans

Inside West Virginia Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 22:12


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – On this week's episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we're dedicating our show to our U.S. military and veterans in honor of the recent Veterans Day holiday. In Segment 1, we're joined by Capt. James McCormick, (ret.), National Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart who is sharing his message to elected officials to make sure they honor their commitments to veterans and their families. McCormick says he met with President Joe Biden on Veterans Day to discuss this topic. Brig. Gen. Bill Crane, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, joins us for Segment 2 to talk about the importance of Veterans Day and showing support for veterans across the country. Crane stays with us in Segment 3 to discuss the opportunities available to those considering joining the National Guard. For Segment 4, we're joined by a special guest, 2LT. Allie Curtis, U.S. Army. She is the daughter of our very own host and Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis. In this father-daughter interview, Allie explains what made her decide to join the army and tells us about the opportunities her service has opened for her.

Soul Search - ABC RN
Making peace with our unpeacefulness: Claude AnShin Thomas' path from war to Zen Buddhism

Soul Search - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 53:57


Claude AnShin Thomas enlisted in the US Army at 17, served as a helicopter gunner and crew chief in the Vietnam War, and was awarded numerous medals and a Purple Heart – all before becoming ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk. He carries the responsibility for much death and destruction, but has learned to live peacefully with unpeacefulness and is helping others do the same.

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – They Called Us “Lucky”: The Life and Afterlife of the Iraq War’s Hardest Hit Unit by Ruben Gallego, Jim DeFelice

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 36:54


They Called Us "Lucky": The Life and Afterlife of the Iraq War's Hardest Hit Unit by Ruben Gallego, Jim DeFelice From the Arizona Congressman, a 21st-century Band of Brothers chronicling the eternal bonds forged between the Marines of Lima Company, the hardest-hit unit of the Iraq War At first, they were “Lucky Lima.” Infantryman Ruben Gallego and his brothers in Lima Company—3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, young men drawn from blue-collar towns, immigrant households, Navajo reservations—returned unscathed on patrol after patrol through the increasingly violent al Anbar region of Iraq, looking for weapons caches and insurgents trying to destabilize the nascent Iraqi government. After two months in Iraq, Lima didn't have a casualty, not a single Purple Heart, no injury worse than a blister. Lucky Lima. Then, in May 2005, Lima's fortunes flipped. Unknown to Ruben and his fellow grunts, al Anbar had recently become a haven for al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. The bin Laden-sponsored group had recruited radicals from all over the world for jihad against the Americans. On one fateful day, they were lured into a death house; the ambush cost the lives of two men, including a platoon sergeant. Two days later, Ruben's best friend, Jonathon Grant, died in an IED attack, along with several others. Events worsened from there. A disastrous operation in Haditha in August claimed the lives of thirteen Marines when an IED destroyed their amphibious vehicle. It was the worst single-day loss for the Marines since the 1983 Beirut bombings. By the time 3/25 went home in November, it had lost more men than any other single unit in the war. Forty-six Marines and two Navy Corpsmen serving with the battalion in Iraq were killed in action during their roughly nine-month activation. They Called Us “Lucky” details Ruben Gallego's journey and includes harrowing accounts of some of the war's most costly battles. It details the struggles and the successes of Ruben—now a member of Congress—and the rest of Lima Company following Iraq, examining the complicated matter of PTSD. And it serves as a tribute to Ruben's fallen comrades, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Combat Story
Combat Story (Ep 50): Vincent Speranza | WWII Veteran | Battle of the Bulge | Airborne Beer | Author

Combat Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 127:08


Today we have a special Veterans Day 50th Episode of Combat Story from Vincent Speranza, who was a paratrooper in the storied 101st Airborne Division in World War II. Vince was a machine gunner at the Battle of the Bulge where he and his fellow paratroopers held Bastogne after being encircled by the Germans. [Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Loansteady LLC. A small-by-design lender, Loansteady believes in bringing a much-needed dose of humanity to the mortgage process. With their experience, agility, and creativity at Loansteady, they offer better rates, a simpler process and a much stronger personal connection. They're here to find a mortgage that works for you, not the other way around. They are waiving all lender fees for Veterans in 2021. Visit http://www.loansteady.com/combatstory to request a rate quote or start an application. Loansteady LLC, All rights reserved, NMLS# 1701910, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/), Equal Housing Lender. For more licensing information, please visit https://www.loansteady.com/licenses-and-legal.] While fighting, Vince earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, but he's gone down in history for being the GI who miraculously found and transported draft beer in his helmet from the last standing bar in Bastogne during the attack. This story later became the basis for Airborne beer, which can be purchased throughout Belgium and is designed to be enjoyed from a small ceramic cup shaped like a WWII helmet. Vince, in the last 10 years, has written a book, aptly titled “Nuts!: A 101st Airborne Division Machine Gunner at Bastogne,” has jumped out of airplanes again, and speaks to soldiers and organizations about his experiences. His story is nothing short of legendary and reminds us all why we refer to his as the “Greatest Generation.” I hope you enjoy this amazing combat story as much as I did. Follow Ryan on Instagram @combatstory Show Notes 0:00 - Intro 0:48 - A word from our Sponsor (Loansteady) 2:15 - Guest intro 3:22 - Interview begins 4:18 - Growing up an Italian immigrant 16:00 - Did you miss out on a “fun” or easy childhood? 18:20 - AWESOME Pearl Harbor story from Dec 7th,1941 22:21 - The Draft letter 23:43 - Shipping off to WWII (wait for his dad's comment) 38:04 - Training to go to WWII 41:01 - Volunteering for Airborne 50:40 - Taking the Queen Mary over to the war 52:34 - The feeling on the boat on the way to WWII 54:28 - You're going in! 59:29 - Battle of the Bulge - Basic numbers and the environment 1:01:41 - The importance of artillery at Bastogne 1:04:44 - Asking for our surrender 1:06:15 - Like the Colonel already said 1:07:10 - “Freedom in your heart” (you can't help but smile when you hear this) 1:07:50 - How was I feeling at the Battle of the Bulge? 1:10:15 - The sobering moment comes after the shooting… 1:11:45 - German strategy going in 1:14:50 - Airborne Beer (INCREDIBLE story) 1:18:30 - Made myself a promise 1:33:45 - Combat Story (WWII Edition) Begins with description of digging into frozen ground and fighting from those positions 1:36:00 - “The whole world exploded” 1:38:48 - A machine gunner's delight 1:47:16 - A once in a lifetime R&R 1:58:59 - Did you carry anything with you into combat? 1:59:57 - Would you do it all again? 2:00:09 - At the Eagle's Nest! 2:03:26 - Not a hero… 2:05:23 - Listener comments

Conversations With Ollie Mac
Part 4 Afghanistan: A Veteran's Perspective with Jesse Havard

Conversations With Ollie Mac

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 58:25


As everything does, the Afghanistan withdrawal has waned in the media. Now that the U.S. is preparing to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan, it appears that the U.S. is not going anywhere. Who should take the blame for such a failed withdrawal? That question will probably go unanswered. However, the feelings of veterans will not. Joining Ollie Mac to discuss this is Jesse Havard. Jesse is a retired Army senior noncommissioned officer and Purple Heart recipient (combat wounded) with six tours to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom), mostly with U.S. Special Operations to provide his insights on the withdrawal. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conversationswitholliemac/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conversationswitholliemac/support

Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary
A Veteran's Story of Courage, Combat + Recovery (ep. 410)

Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 58:50


One of my favorite groups to partner with each year is FOCUS Marines Foundation. FOCUS does an amazing job providing coping skills, relationship guidance, goal creation and career advancement to wounded veterans struggling with physical ailments, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and various other challenges.   Among the remarkable servants I've met through this organization is retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch. Wounded in action, Nick was struck in the head by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), resulting in numerous shrapnel wounds to the head and neck which left him legally blind and partially deaf in his right ear. In honor of Veteran's Day, Nick joins us to share his inspirational story of courage, combat and recovery. SHOW NOTES: Nick Popaditch earned numerous military awards including a Silver Star and Purple Heart. "If you don't quit on us, we will never quit on you." The power of inertia: The greatest difficulty always arises in the beginning. As a drill sergeant, Nick learned that everything was trained in the antithesis. Courage was trained by fear, honor by unfair treatment and commitment by failing. April 9, 2003: An AP photographer captures a striking image seen around the world of Nick smoking a victory cigar in his tank with the haunting statue of Saddam Hussein hovering in the background, immortalizing him forever as "The Cigar Marine." April 6, 2004: During the battle for Fallujah, Nick suffers grievous head wounds that leave him legally blind and partially deaf. Nick and his wife April would sign every letter during his multiple deployments with Romans 1:11: For I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith. Learn more about FOCUS Marines Foundation here. Get a copy of Nick Popaditch's book Once a Marine here. If you enjoyed this episode, Hear from award-winning actor Gary Sinise. As one of America's favorite, heart-led leaders Gary shares lessons on gratitude, service, and how his role in Forrest Gump as Lt. Dan led him to celebrate America's defenders, veterans, and first responders. Listen to Gary Sinise on ep. 128. GYSGT NICK POPADITCH'S LIVE INSPIRED 7 Q. What is the best book you've ever read? A. It Doesn't Take a Hero by General Norman Schwarzkopf. Q. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? A. Be positively motivated just because. Q. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? A. My drill instructor hat called a Campaign Cover. Q. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be?  A. Avigdor Kahalani, an Israeli battalion commander, who saved the entire country of Israel in the Valley of Tears. Q. What is the best advice you've ever received?  A. My father told me to treat people with respect and hold them accountable. Q. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?  A. I wouldn't change a thing. Every mistake made me who I am now. Q. It's been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read?  A. I'd like it to say, "the world was a better place because I was here."

Shock Monkey Radio
That of Being Weird

Shock Monkey Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 47:49


Biden's Butt! The Rittenhouse Trial! That of Being “Weird” Al! Purple Hearts! Face Blindness! The News Worth Knowing! Metallurgist Pleads Guilty! Bloomberg Calls Churchill ‘Racist'! Someone Caught Filming Rittenhouse Jurors! TIME Blames Supply Crisis on Consumers! Navy SEALs File Lawsuit for Religious Exemption! Hero Nashville Pastor Gives Glory to God!

Combat Story
Combat Story (Ep 49): Ray McPadden [Part 2] | Ranger Ground Force Commander | JSOC | Purple Heart | We March at Midnight

Combat Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 123:26


Today we hear the second part of Ray McPadden's Combat Story. Ray is a former Army Infantry Officer who survived four brutal deployments. In Part 1, we covered his time with 10th Mountain in the Korengal Valley, a notoriously violent part of Afghanistan. [You can find Part 1 at https://youtu.be/uebr9kPuPLM or https://tinyurl.com/wfcat859] In Part 2, we pick up just after Ray returns from 16 months as a Platoon Leader in Afghanistan. He immediately goes to ROP (the Ranger Officer Program) to be assessed for the Ranger Regiment. In this interview, Ray provides some incredible detail about the types of missions and decisions soldiers have to make within the JSOC community and the stark differences between the special ops and conventional military in terms of resources, equipment, aviation, personnel, and more. For those who want to know what it was like to roll out on a multiple hit night in Iraq with JSOC, this interview will make you feel like you're inside the Stryker and on the objective. If you want more, check out Ray's great book - We March at Midnight. I hope you enjoy this second round of Ray's combat story as much as I did. Find Ray Online: Instagram @raymcpadden1 https://www.instagram.com/raymcpadden1/ Book We March at Midnight https://www.amazon.com/We-March-Midnight-War-Memoir-ebook/dp/B08W2NQF4H Find Ryan Online: Follow on Instagram @combatstory https://www.instagram.com/combatstory Follow on Facebook @combatstoryofficial https://fb.me/combatstoryofficial Send us messages at https://m.me/combatstoryofficial Email ryan@combatstory.com Learn more about Ryan www.combatstory.com/aboutus Intro Song: Sport Rock from Audio Jungle Show Notes 0:00 - Intro 0:46 - Guest introduction 1:50 - Interview begins and returning from the Korengal Valley 8:15 - Did you get treatment for PTSD after the first deployment 13:00 - Coming straight back from combat to Ranger Officer Program 20:25 - Interesting model in the Ranger Regiment 27:57 - What's a Ground Force Commander 30:08 - How hard is the Ranger Officer Program 33:43 - The Darby Queen 43:30 - Arriving to 2nd Ranger Battalion 46:52 - Big Boy Rules 50:57 - Combat Story #1 - Running ops Day 1 55:23 - JSOC Mission Briefs in combat 1:11:19 - Combat Story #2 - Hasty follow-on operation 1:18:45 - Couldn't sleep post-mission 1:23:56 - Combat Story #3: Tier 1 HVTs operating in difficult spaces 1:45:28 - Combat Story #4: The reality of warfare and children on the battlefield 1:53:38 - Why choose the title “We March at Midnight”? 1:56:25 - What did you carry with you into combat? 1:59:25 - Would you do it all again? 2:01:28 - Listener shout outs and comments

Carolina Connection
Carolina Connection – Nov. 6, 2021

Carolina Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 29:47


The UNC community is mourning the loss of Senior Katherine Acierno, who was hit by a car last week while she was crossing the street in Greenville. After multiple student suicides, UNC officials say they're trying to respond to a greatly increased need for mental health resources. With the help of the UNC law school, Army veteran John Spencer receives his Purple Heart 50 years after serving in Vietnam. After a two-year hiatus, the audio/visual dance party known as Office Hours is returning to the Cat's Cradle. 

Rise & Grind Morning Show
Fri Nov 5th | Feel Good Friday with Morgan Harper & Purple Hearts

Rise & Grind Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 127:25


Hosted By Shae K, Clyde Green & Jay Give us a call 877.419.1419 Become a sponsor – Visit http://the419grind.com/advertise - Follow us on Instagram – http://instagram.com/the419grind LISTEN ON: Apple Podcast, iHeart Radio, Spotify & More The 419 Grind, LLC does not own the copyrights to any of this music. ASCAP Streaming License 400009914 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the419grind/message

CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co
IAM1180- Founder Positions Students for Their After High School Success

CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 16:35


Dr. Jim Etter served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps where he had a tour in Viet Nam, two Purple Hearts and served as a Naval Flight Officer, Top Gun Graduate, Naval War College Graduate and served as the Operations Officer of a Marine Fighter Squadron. After he retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major, Jim went on to found American Military University and American Public University, a leader in online education with over 90,000 active students. Jim acquired the 40-year-old Citizens High School in 2017 and has expanded it from a correspondence school to one of the leading online global high schools offering more than 300 online courses with students throughout the US and over 43 countries. He recently launched the High School FLEX Diploma program which puts the student in charge of tailoring their High School diploma for their after High School success. Website: http://citizenshighschool.com/   Facebook: Facebook.com/citizenshighschool  Twitter: @CitizensHS Instagram: citizenshs LinkedIn: linkedin.com/school/citizens-high-school-inc/ TikToK; citizenshighschool

Homeschool Masterclass
Leif Babin - An Extreme Leader

Homeschool Masterclass

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 61:10


Perspective and leadership are everything on today's episode. It's easy to fall into feeling sorry for yourself. It's easy to avoid putting in the work because you're afraid of failure. It's easier to blame someone else. So that's the route many people take. For the few, while their peers may be avoiding the work, they're seeking it out. They're putting in the reps. They have gratitude for the challenging path. Because they know that's where refinement takes place. And no one knows that better than our guest, Leif Babin. Today's sponsor is Discover Praxis. Right now, listeners of E11 can get a $1,000 scholarship + a free book! Simply follow the link: discoverpraxis.com/essential11 LEIF BABIN Leif Babin is a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as President/Chief Operating Officer, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Leif served thirteen years in the Navy, including nine in the SEAL Teams. 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 that helps others build their own high-performance winning teams. MORE PLACES YOU CAN FIND LEIF Twitter - @LeifBabin Instagram - @realleifbabin Website - echelonfront.com MORE CONTENT Follow me on social to get the latest updates and Essential content. Instagram: @mattbeaudreau Twitter: @mattbeaudreau YouTube: Matt Beaudreau THE MISSION Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can't afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students. More About E11 Podcast

The Tragedy Academy
Special Guest: SFC Brandon Lloyd - Beneath the Scars

The Tragedy Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 67:42


Summary: In this episode of the Tragedy Academy, we meet SFC Brandon Lloyd (Ret). Brandon is a multi-deployment combat veteran who has gained the willpower to overcome his PTSD that developed from the battlefield and childhood trauma. Brandon's story is one of courage and mental fortitude. He is a shining example that persistence, acceptance, and introspection are vital to conquering whatever life throws at you.Key Topics Discussed:

Combat Story
Combat Story (Ep 48): Ray McPadden [Part 1] | Ranger | Purple Heart | Valley of Death | We March at Midnight

Combat Story

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 124:48


UPCOMING EVENT on November 11th (Veterans Day): If you'd like to attend a Q&A session on November 11th with Combat Story's Ryan Fugit, please fill out this form (https://tinyurl.com/552ewmu5). Today we hear Part I of the Combat Story of Ray McPadden, a former Army Infantry Officer who survived four deployments that included leading troops in one of the most dangerous valleys of Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division and as a Ground Force Commander in the Ranger Battalion. Listeners really appreciate our interviews with Special Operators and it's easy to see why. Many listeners have asked to hear a few more stores from the conventional side of the house. Today's episode focuses entirely on the conventional side of Ray's career and fighting that his Battalion Commander at the time promised would be harder than anything he would go on to do in the Rangers. Ray's experience in the Pech and Korangal Valleys will be eye opening to many who had no idea forces were fighting in this unforgiving terrain and in these isolated conditions. Many have seen Restrepo and the Hornet's Nest and can appreciate just how difficult that fighting was. Ray and his men fought to build the positions and fortifications that would later become the backdrop of those movies and books. We use Ray's own fantastic book - We March at Midnight - as a guide to walk through the first half of his career and will pick up in part two with his time in the Special Ops community. I hope you enjoy this first of two Combat Stories and his fight in what was known as the “Valley of Death” as much as I did. Find Ray Online: Instagram @raymcpadden1 https://www.instagram.com/raymcpadden1/ Book We March at Midnight https://www.amazon.com/We-March-Midnight-War-Memoir-ebook/dp/B08W2NQF4H Find Ryan Online: Follow on Instagram @combatstory https://www.instagram.com/combatstory Follow on Facebook @combatstoryofficial https://fb.me/combatstoryofficial Send us messages at https://m.me/combatstoryofficial Email ryan@combatstory.com Learn more about Ryan www.combatstory.com/aboutus Intro Song: Sport Rock from Audio Jungle Show Notes 0:00 - Intro 1:11 - Guest introduction 2:03 - Interview begins 5:10 - Reenacting Sniper (the movie) as a kid 12:54 - Texas A&M and learning from NCOs for the first time 18:50 - “Actions not words” and leading by example 21:14 - Mood in the Army in 2004-2005 starting out 24:05 - A life in the mountains 25:12 - Donkey and mule training 35:43 - The real side of a military spouse - “They go to war with you” 39:30 - Afghanistan and the Pech Valley 42:00 - First Platoon Sergeant - “The key person” for new LTs 45:22 - Reality of Mountain Warfare 47:22 - Combat Story #1: First big fight 1:21:40 - Combat Story #2: The counterattack 1:27:37 - The Korongal (Korangal aka Korengal) Valley and Restrepo and Operation Red Wings environment (Restrepo Info for those interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvUdruvbdmI) 1:30:01 - Combat Story #3: Initial fight in the Valley 1:44:04 - “War is Freedom” 1:50:13 - Delivering some of the hardest news possible 1:54:29 - Combat Story #4: The Last Firefight - “War is horrible” 2:02:10 - Conventions vs Special Operations 2:03:25 - Listener Comments and Shout Outs

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go
Media personality Eric Ferguson leaves 'The Mix' amid misconduct allegations

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 11:40


In other stories tonight: at a special City Council meeting today, Chicago Alderman squashed a plan to throw out Mayor Lightfoot's mandate that all City employees must be vaccinated against the Coronavirus; dozens of firefighters and other city workers sued last week, claiming the mayor's order is unconstitutional; the Illinois Treasurer's Office wants to reunite 11 Purple Heart medals with the families of their recipients; the state Board of Education is releasing its own report card about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected school districts across Illinois; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

All Gallup Webcasts
Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Bias, Hate Against Asian- Americans

All Gallup Webcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 12:06


Sen. Tammy Duckworth joins the podcast to discuss U.S. perceptions of how Asian Americans are treated as well as the recent end of the war in Afghanistan. The senator from Illinois, Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient shares her perspectives on U.S. military objectives, women in Afghanistan and the future of Iraq.

The Gallup Podcast
Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Bias, Hate Against Asian- Americans

The Gallup Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 12:06


Sen. Tammy Duckworth joins the podcast to discuss U.S. perceptions of how Asian Americans are treated as well as the recent end of the war in Afghanistan. The senator from Illinois, Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient shares her perspectives on U.S. military objectives, women in Afghanistan and the future of Iraq.

Brain and Courtlin Morning Show
Songs that are a '10', and the Purple Heart

Brain and Courtlin Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 40:39


We talk about songs that we think are a '10', or perfect, and a Linn County Deputy gets the Purple Heart.

Suburban Underground
BONUS: POWER POP 2!

Suburban Underground

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 62:43


This is Steve's 2nd all power pop solo episode.  Artists in this show: The Boys [UK], Rich Kids, The Pointed Sticks, Purple Hearts, Marshall Crenshaw, The Greenberry Woods, Tories, Star Collector, Teen Machine, Michael Carpenter, Receiver, Splitsville, Travoltas, Rooney, The Jellybricks, Rook, The Red Button, Smash Palace.   On the Air on Bedford 105.1 FM Radio      * 5pm Friday *      * 10am Sunday *      * 8pm Monday * Stream live at http://209.95.50.189:8178/stream Stream on-demand most recent episodes at https://wbnh1051.podbean.com/category/suburban-underground/ Twitter: @SUBedford1051 Facebook: SuburbanUndergroundRadio Instagram: SuburbanUnderground And available on demand on your favorite podcast app!  

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories
Lt. Col. Thomas D. Ferran III: Sniping in Vietnam, Part II

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 30:21


Lt. Col. Thomas D. Ferran III volunteered to be a part of the first group of trained Marine Corps snipers in the Vietnam War. He spent almost all his time in the field, accompanying various infantry units on their missions.  Ferran describes sniping as a personal business, that is simultaneously an art, and a hunt. He was a co-founder and former president of the USMC Scout / Sniper association, and received two Purple Hearts, five presidential Unit Citations, and the Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon. Learn more about Ferran, and his service, here.