The MisFitNation

Richard LaMonica

Welcome to The MisFitNation Podcast! We started out in 2010 as a band of MisFit Soldiers on a desert plain. In the years since our bond has stayed and we have grown. With this platform, we will share stories of courage, mindset, resilience, and battling those enemies within. We will also highlight the work of Veteran entrepreneurs, Small Business owners, Authors, Musicians, and other Podcasters. While we highlight Veterans we are for everyone. We hope you will be engaged by our work and continue to support us through your listening. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/richard-lamonica/support

Rick Girard – Conquer the Hire, Then the WorldShay Wheat – Certified Event ProducerRemembering Brothers from 1st Battalion 8th Marines with Christian Dominguez
Part 2 of our Memorial Day remembrance series brings us the story of the 2nd battle of Fallujah in November 2004. This battle was so big it had two operational names. Operation Phantom Fury and Operation Al-Fajr (the Dawn). The first battle was started in April of 2004 after the deaths of Blackwater security members. This operation was stopped to allow Iraq security forces to control the city. In the six months that followed multiple insurgent groups entered the city and made a stronghold. Civilians (Non-combatants) were told to evacuate as coalition forces numbering over 11,000 assembled around the city. This is where our next guest, a young Marine at the time was assembled. He was with his brothers in 1st Battalion 8th Marines waiting to go in on another of what they thought was a routine mission. That was until they realized the scope of it. These Marines went into the city fighting block to block in some of the most brutal urban fighting of the war in Iraq up till that time. For the next near month plus they fought not for themselves, but for their brothers on their sides. It was during this month that Christian Dominguez lost four Brothers he would never forget. The First one was LCPL Nate Anderson from Ohio on 12 November. The Second was LCPL William Miller from Texas on 14 November. The third and fourth happened during a house clearing operation on 19 November. They are LCPL Dimitrios Gavriel from New York and LCPL Demarkus Brown from Virginia. Christian Dominguez has continued to serve for the past 19 years.  He began his career in the Marine Corps as an infantryman where he served as a point man for the Battle for Fallujah in 2004.  He later transitioned into the National Guard as an intelligence Warrant Officer.  Christian has completed 3 combat tours and multiple humanitarian assistance missions. https://www.themisfitnation.com https://fans.truefanz.com/RichLaMonica https://youtu.be/irZr8FjLP2Y --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/richard-lamonica/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/richard-lamonica/support
3d ago
45 mins
Laura Templeton - International Speaker & Author of 30 Second Success: Ditch the pitch and start connecting!SSGT Espiritu Priela, USAFEE (United States Army Far East) 1941-1951Camilla Calberg- Speaker and Certified full time CoachTim Branyan - United States Air Force Veteran, Founder -TrueFanz.comRyan Lindner - Consultant & Coach | Personal Development Specialist | Change Manager | Chronic Illness | Survivor of 2 Sudden & Unexplained Cardiac ArrestsClint Arthur - Pulitzer Prize nominated storyteller 🏆Award-winning International SpeakerMatt Drayton – Retired Sergeant Major, Motivational Speaker, Author
Sergeant Major (Retired) Matthew R. Drayton grew up in an underprivileged neighborhood in Georgia. Matt joined the military to leave his environment and become financially independent. Little did he know at the time that enlisting would lead into a successful military career spanning almost three decades. He spent over two decades in the US Army 16 of those years working with elite Special Operations forces. Matt is a decorated combat veteran who has led and mentored hundreds of men and women. Matt is an author, corporate speaker, consultant, voice actor, certified personal trainer, and leadership expert with business experience in government and commercial commerce. ​Matt has been a senior analyst for the Northrop Grumman Corporation and an on-air personality and station manager at radio station WFSS in North Carolina. He also has worked as a senior Department of Defense civilian for the US Army Special Operations Command. Matt speaks and consults on leadership and productivity. He has been employed by commercial businesses, academic institutions, law enforcement and other government agencies. Matt has also served as an Executive Director and board member of multiple Youth Non-Profit organizations. Matt founded Drayton Communications to share his tremendous life story, his experiences, and his leadership knowledge with others. Matt is currently a contributor to Newsweek and was featured and has shared his insights with major media outlets throughout the United States. Matt is a member of the National Speakers Association. https://mattdrayton.com/ https://youtu.be/nkYSM7v8Sj4 https://influencers.truefanz.com/richlamonica --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/richard-lamonica/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/richard-lamonica/support
May 4 2022
46 mins
Nicole Wilhelm - Entrepreneur / Speaker / PhilanthropistAdelaide Campbell Actuary turned wine and spirits entrepreneurTom Spooner - Former Special Forces / Delta Operator and Warriors Heart Co-FounderJohn Olsen - Author, Stranger Bridgerland
John was born and raised in Cache Valley.  At the age of 8, he began to realize that the home he lived in was peculiar. His parents still own the old farmhouse, built in the mid-1880s. Strange experiences such as phantom knocks, loud boots running the stairs, and missing objects became commonplace for him as he grew up.  With each run-in with what he called the “man in the hat,” John’s interest in the paranormal grew. His parents forbade him from telling anyone of his experiences for fear of what others in the small community would think. ​ He found solace in learning everything he could about his encounters from library books. As he reached his teen years, his friends would visit his home and have their own experiences.  This opened the door for him to tell others of his experiences. As he shared his extraordinary stories, friends of friends came to him sharing stories of their brushes with the supernatural. ​ Fueled by his own experiences with the unknown, John has spent the last 25 years interviewing and documenting first-hand accounts of those who have witnessed all kinds of strange and unusual phenomena in the western United States. The Stranger Bridgerland series contains firsthand accounts of ghosts, monsters, hauntings, glitches in the matrix, Sasquatch, and UFOs. https://www.strangerbridgerland.com/ https://youtu.be/AtN8oNbjGiY --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/richard-lamonica/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/richard-lamonica/support
Apr 26 2022
44 mins
Chris Pellegrini - Founder, Honkaku SpiritsAuthor, The Shochu Handbook ContributorDylan Sessler - Mental Health Coach, Author, Social Media Influencer, and VeteranMatt Basile - Food Entrepreneur. Cook book author. TV Host. Content Creator. BBQ & Live Fire CookingGrant Baldwin - Husband. Girl Dad. Speaker. CEO. Founder. Author.The MisFitNation Chat with Dr. Doug Brackmann, Psychologist and AuthorJim Rafferty - Author, Leader by Accident