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MILITARY ANALYST REBECCA GRANT & D-DAY COMBAT SOLDIER RAYMOND TARABUSI
Jun 6 2022
MILITARY ANALYST REBECCA GRANT & D-DAY COMBAT SOLDIER RAYMOND TARABUSI
RAY TARABUSI – A COMBAT SOLDIER FROM THE GREATEST GENERATION Raymond attended Southeastern High School and graduated in 1943.  Shortly thereafter, he was called for service with the army and was trained as a combat infantry soldier.   He served with both the Second Indianhead Division and the famous Ninth Infantry Regiment. On June 6, 1944, the allies landed in Normandy, France on Omaha Beach.  The second division landed on June 7, 1944, and Raymond went in on June 12, 1944.  The month of June was very active, and he and his platoon were in constant contact with the Germans. In mid-July near Hill 192, the highest elevation in Normandy, the Ninth, the Thirty-Eight and the Twenty-Third Regiments attacked the position on the hill and after the second assault we took control of the hill and gained the advantage in that area.  During this battle, Raymond was shot on July 31st and again wounded on August 3rd.  Raymond remained one of the last men standing in his division.  He was evacuated by a C-47 to Birmingham, England to recover.  After his recovery, Raymond was sent back to the United States and discharged in December 1945. DR. REBECCA GRANT UPDATE ON RUSSIA/UKRAINE CONFLICT SHE’S BACK! This week Veterans Radio’s Host Dale Throneberry welcomes frequent program guest Dr. Rebecca Grant. Military Historian/Author/Commentator and President of  IRIS Independent Research. Dr. Grant has written over 100 articles for Air Force Magazine and appears regularly on the Smithsonian Channel, Fox News, CNN,  Veterans Radio and other media outlets talking about airpower and national security.
BARRIERS FOR VETERANS – POST SECONDARY EDUCATION
May 23 2022
BARRIERS FOR VETERANS – POST SECONDARY EDUCATION
Dr. Eric Fretz, a Faculty Lecturer at the University of Michigan, leads this panel in a conversation related to barriers for veterans in the pursuit of post secondary education. Ryan Pavel – CEO of Warrior Scholar ProgramR.J. Jenkins –  Curriculum Designer at Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration Dr. Linda Euto – Associate Director | Research and Evaluation | Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University DR. ERIC FRETZ – GUEST HOST ON VETERANS RADIO From www.umich.edu … Eric Fretz is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a faculty lecturer who creates and delivers classes across campus (Psychology, Innovate Blue Entrepreneurship, School of Education, College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship). In addition to classes from the 100 to 600 level, he also delivers academic readiness classes for Student Veterans at U-M and other institutions locally and nationwide. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University published an article in 2020 stating “post-secondary education is the top resource needed by most veterans.” They also published interesting statistics in 2019 as follows: Students using GI Bill benefits are more likely to be enrolled full time, with 10% of students enrolling in certificate programs,27% enrolling in associate’s programs,43% enrolling in bachelor’s programs, and20% enrolling in graduate programs.
STORIES OF SERVICE FROM O’NEILL, MEYER
May 9 2022
STORIES OF SERVICE FROM O’NEILL, MEYER
ROB O’NEILL, NAVY SEAL TEAM TWO, FOUR AND SIX Rob O’Neill and Dakota Meyer are two of the most decorated and recognized US service members: O’Neill killed the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, and Meyer is the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. Combining the best of military memoirs and straight-talking self-help, “The Way Forward” alternates between O’Neill and Meyer’s perspectives, looking back with humor at even the darkest war stories, and sharing lessons they learned along the way. “The Way Forward” presents O’Neill and Meyer’s philosophy in combat and life. This isn’t a book about the glory of war and combat, but one about facing your enemies: Your thoughts, doubts, boredom and regrets. Gritty and down-to-earth, O’Neill tells their stories with candor and vulnerability to help readers handle stress, tackle their biggest obstacles, and exceed their expectations of themselves while keeping life’s battles in perspective with a sense of humor. Rob O’Neill discusses with host Jim Fausone the life lessons learned as a Navy Seal.For more information: www.robertjoneill.com Tom Clavin co-wrote “To The Uttermost Ends of the Earth” the epic hunt for the South’s most feared ship and greatest sea battle of the Civil War. Tom explains how the South built the Alabama and its 3-year reign of terror on merchant ships headed to the North. The Alabama sailed 75,000 miles and captured 66 ships. The naval history of both the North and the South is revealed. The two captains, Semmes and Winslow, are central figures and are discussed by Clavin.For more information: www.tomclavin.com
Sr Chief Rob O'Neill talks Navy Seal's life lessons
May 3 2022
Sr Chief Rob O'Neill talks Navy Seal's life lessons
Rob O’Neill and Dakota Meyer are two of the most decorated and recognized US service members: O’Neill killed the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, and Meyer was the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. But beyond their actions and courage in combat, O’Neill and Meyer also have much in common in civilian life: they are both sought-after public speakers, advocates for veterans, and share a non-PC sense of humor. Combining the best of military memoirs and straight-talking self-help, The Way Forward alternates between O’Neill and Meyer’s perspectives, looking back with humor at even the darkest war stories, and sharing lessons they learned along the way. The Way Forward presents O’Neill and Meyer’s philosophy in combat and life. This isn’t a book about the glory of war and combat, but one about facing your enemies, some who are flesh and blood and some that are not: Your thoughts. Your doubts. Your boredom and your regrets. From Rob’s dogged repetition at the free-throw line of his childhood basketball court to Dakota’s pursuit of EMT and firefighter credentials to aid accident victims, these two American heroes turn their experiences into valuable lessons for every reader. Gritty and down-to-earth, O’Neill and Meyer tell their stories with candor and vulnerability to help readers handle stress, tackle their biggest obstacles, and exceed their expectations of themselves while keeping life’s battles in perspective with a sense of humor. Rob O'Neill discusses with host Jim Fausone the life lessons learned as a Navy Seal.