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Our mission is to see that the world appreciates what extraordinary things ordinary people have done to gain and preserve our freedom.

Our mission is to see that the world appreciates what extraordinary things ordinary people have done to gain and preserve our freedom.

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Ann Arbor, MI

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Our mission is to see that the world appreciates what extraordinary things ordinary people have done to gain and preserve our freedom.

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English

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Veterans Radio P.O. Box 3085 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 2489123219


Episodes

Army Battalion Surgeon Dr. Samuel Kalush - Bronze Star and Silver Star Recipient

10/12/2021
Dr. Samuel Kalush graduated from medical school in 1966. He was interning at Milwaukee County General in 1966-67 when Uncle Sam came calling. After a month of learning to be a medical officer, he was sent to Vietnam as a battalion surgeon overseeing a squad of 7 medics. He recounts his experiences in multiple firefights and what he learned from those experiences. Dr. Kalush went on to have a distinguished career as a heart surgeon and cardiologist in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida. For his...

Duration:00:37:46

Army Battalion Surgeon Dr. Samuel Kalush - Bronze Star and Silver Star

10/12/2021
Dr. Samuel Kalush graduated from medical school in 1966. He interned at Milwaukee Coutny General in 1966-67 and then Uncle Sam came calling. After a month of learning to be a medical officer he was sent to Vietnam as a battaliion surgeon overseeing a squad of 7 medics. He recounts his experiences in multiple firefights and what he learned from those expericences. Dr. Kalush went on to have a distinguished career as a hearth surgeon and cardiologist in Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. For his...

Duration:00:38:00

MICHIGAN MILITARY AND VETERANS HALL OF HONOR AND HISPANIC VETERANS LEADERSHIP AL

10/11/2021
A HALL OF HONOR HONOR AND EDUCATE The Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor seeks to not only honor Michigan military veterans, but to also educate our citizens about military service as a basic and honorable duty of citizenship–to stir patriotic spirit, a sense of civic duty, and a sense of honor that calls people to arms. WHY A HALL OF HONOR? Honor is a core military virtue that, unlike fame, implies true worth, genuine virtue, and real achievement – valorous and meritorious. As a...

Duration:00:57:00

Army Gunner helping Veteran Owned Businesses

10/5/2021
Jeff King is the Operations and Certification Manager for NVBDC. The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) was established in 2013 to address the growing need to identify and certify both service disabled and veteran owned businesses (SD/VOBs) in the government and commercial (corporate) marketplace. The NVBDC administers a rigorous certification process designed to withstand the scrutiny of governmental and corporate entities seeking to utilize certified SD/VOBs. Jeff talks...

Duration:00:25:49

MUSIC FOR AMERICA’S VETERANS

10/4/2021
Michael J. Martin lived the music he wrote and sang. His music had some miles on it. He and his partner, Tim “Doc” Holiday, both Vietnam Veterans, started writing and recording their music back in late 70s and early 80s. They led marches from Texas to Washington to make people and the government aware of what was happening to a whole generation of Vietnam Veterans. They are both gone now, but their music is still inspiring veterans of all ages. It’s as powerful as it is emotional. It’s...

Duration:00:57:00

VETERANS BENEFITS – SEPTEMBER 2020

10/1/2021
Join our regular guests Brig. General (ret) Carol Ann Fausone from Legal Help For Veterans, Brian Hayes, Public Affairs Officer, VA Ann Arbor (MI) and Michael Smith, Washtenaw County (MI) Dept. of Veteran Affairs. They along with host Dale Throneberry will bring you up to date on what’s going on at the VA and answer your questions regarding any and all benefits you may be entitled to. An important note for all veterans => Keep your VA contact information (phone number, address, email...

Duration:00:56:22

NOAA Corps: What it is and What it does !

9/28/2021
The NOAA Corps is one of 8 US uniformed services. Its history goes back to 1807 as the civilian Coast Survey, and 1917 as the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Corps. In 1965 its ancestor Environmental Science Services Administration Corps came about and finally in 1970 it was named the NOAA Corps. Lt Dustin Picard talks about the history/mission of the Corps, as well as its interesting and important work. The Corps has coordinated with the USCG, U.S. Navy, and other services at times. It...

Duration:00:38:31

6888th Postal Battalion WWII - African American Women Get it Done

9/21/2021
Kaia Alderson’s historical fiction novel reveals the untold true story of the Six Triple Eight, the only all-Black battalion of the Women’s Army Corps who made the dangerous voyage to Europe to ensure American servicemen received word from their loved ones during World War II. Based on a true story of the 6888th Postal Battalion (the Six Triple Eight), Sisters in Arms explores the untold story of what life was like for the only all-Black, female U.S. battalion to be deployed overseas during...

Duration:00:28:40

AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL ANALYSIS WITH REBECCA GRANT

9/20/2021
REBECCA GRANT, MILITARY ANALYST, IRIS RESEARCH Dr. Rebecca Grant is a national security analyst based in Washington, DC. She earned her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics at age 25 then worked for RAND and on the staff of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Since founding IRIS Independent Research, she has specialized in research for government and aerospace industry clients ranging from analysis of military campaigns to...

Duration:00:56:59

Qualifying for the Purple Heart

9/14/2021
Many service members do not receive the Purple Heart while in service. As they or family members look back years later, they often attempt to receive the Purple Heart. Nurse and veteran Carol Ann Fausone, a veterans advocate, discusses the regulations and requirements to qualify for the Purple Heart. The retired Brigadier General discusses some of her experience helping veterans look into qualifications, as well as working with the Awards and Decorations Branch at Fort Knox.

Duration:00:22:45

“LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND”

9/13/2021
VOLLANO APPEALS A DSC TO BE UPGRADED TO MEDAL OF HONOR Someone has to promote a Medal of Honor review. William Vollano is that person for US Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles (ret.) who received the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) for his heroic action flying four choppers in to save 44 men in Vietnam in May 1967. Almost 50 years later, Bill Vollano recorded Charlie tell his story as part of the Veterans History Project for the Library of Congress. As a volunteer, Bill has recorded about 75...

Duration:00:56:43

Navy Vet Roger Yoder & Detroit Tigers

9/7/2021
Navy veteran Roger Yoder talks about his navy career and post-retirement passions. He has compiled the Ultimate Major League Baseball book on the Detroit Tigers. He discusses this with host Jim Fausone.

Duration:00:26:20

ANXIOUS TIMES -> 9/11 ANNIVERSARY AND AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL

9/6/2021
This week’s guests during our one hour radio broadcast with host Dale Throneberry: Michael Gier, Producer of “Healing the Heroes of 9-11” HEALING THE HEROES OF 9-11 Michael Gier, producer, shares the 5 personal reflections of heroes from September 11, 2001. “Healing the Heroes of 9-11” is directed/produced by Michael Gier and brought to you by 22Zero, a nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of military veterans and first responders struggling with PTS. The film features five 9-11...

Duration:00:56:39

USCG Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz (ret) talks about Leadership and the Mission

8/31/2021
In Breaking Ice and Breaking Glass, Vice Admiral Sandy Stosz USCG (ret) draws upon her forty years of extensive experience and wisdom to provide tools that will help leaders reach their goals and succeed at every level. Character-centered, proven leadership principles emerge from these engaging, personal stories that teach leaders how to find, and then become, an inspiring mentor; implement successful diversity, inclusion, and equity programs; successfully lead in a complex environment; and...

Duration:00:47:44

VETERAN BENEFITS – AUGUST 2021

8/30/2021
Join host, Jim Fausone, and our regular guests Brig. General (ret) Carol Ann Fausone from Legal Help For Veterans, Brian Hayes, Public Affairs Officer, VA Ann Arbor (MI) and Michael Smith, Washtenaw County (MI) Dept. of Veteran Affairs. They along with host Jim Fausone will bring you up to date on what’s going on at the VA and answer your questions regarding any and all benefits you may be entitled to. Our guests on this program: Brig. Gen. Carol Ann Fausone (ret), Legal Help for...

Duration:00:56:39

Army Ranger Tony Brooks Recovery of Turbine 33 and Rescue of Marcus Luttrell

8/24/2021
Army Ranger Tony Brooks talks about why he joined, Ranger training and the reality of a recovery operation and secondary rescue efforts for Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell. On June 28, 2005, a four-man Navy SEAL reconnaissance team under Operation Red Wings was ambushed in northeastern Afghanistan.. A quick reaction force was dispatched. Turbine 33, carrying eight Navy SEALs and eight members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade―careening the...

Duration:00:30:53

Mended Wings: Vietnam War Through the Eyes of Ten American Purple Heart Pilots

8/23/2021
Dale, UH1-H pilot in Vietnam, talks with author Colin P. Cahoon about his most recent book - Mended Wings. Follow the lives of ten Purple Heart reciepients as they relate the Vietnam War experience from their perspective as helicopter pilots. Huey slicks, Charlie model gunships, Loaches and Cobras are all here. Get to know the generation of men who fought with pride, determination, skill, and courage only to be shunned when they brought their battered bodies and haunting memories home. Their...

Duration:00:56:37

MOH Charles Kettles backstory on DSC upgrade

8/17/2021
There always needs to be someone who promotes an MOH review. William Vollano is that person for U.S. Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles (ret.) who received the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) for his heroic actions in May 1967 after flying four choppers in to save 44 men. Almost 50 years later, Bill recorded Charlie telling his story as part of the Veterans History Project for the Library of Congress. As a volunteer, Bill has recorded about 75 veteran stories. After hearing Charlie's story,...

Duration:00:31:35

“BEYOND BELIEF” US NAVY STORIES OF SERVICE

8/16/2021
“Beyond Belief” is a unique compilation of short stories by a team of authors and researchers. Herein you will find some of the most amazing stories ever told, each of them presented in an historically factual manner without hyperbole or literary license. Even more amazing is the fact that each of these stories is TRUE! The scene illustrated on the cover was chosen as a fitting example of what kind of stories we wanted to write for this book, and is a vivid and historically accurate...

Duration:00:56:40

Medal of Honor Recipient Ralph Puckett US Army Ranger - The Journey

8/10/2021
Lt. Col. John Lock, US Army (ret.) spent 18 years advancing the upgrade of Col. Ralph Puckett, U.S. Army (ret.) to receive the Medal of Honor. John Lock was the MOH Sherpa for Puckett. Every MOH recipient has to have a sherpa, someone who carries the load and walks ahead on the trail. Lock talks about his military career, Army Ranger Lt. Puckett's exploits in freezing cold Korea in November 1950, the 18-year journey to upgrade Puckett's DSC to MOH, and the White House ceremony in May 2021...

Duration:00:58:13