ONLY 1% OF OUR POPULATION SERVES OUR NATION IN THE MILITARY
Even fewer have taken the oath to protect us on the home front. The mission of American Warrior Radio is to bridge the gap of understanding between those who took the oath and the rest of the civilian population. We do so by telling the stories of the men & women in our military/first responder communities… and those who support them.
MEET YOUR HOST
Ben Buehler-Garcia never served in the military or carried a badge. This is why he considers it his duty to support those who have.
For nearly three decades he has volunteered with several initiatives to support military and first responder families including the Tucson Chamber Military Affairs Committee, the 9/11 Never Forgotten Tower Challenge Foundation, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, USS Tucson 770 Club, the Tucson Community Cares Foundation and as Honorary Commander for the 12th Air Force/Air Forces Southern.
War correspondents have been covering human conflict for centuries. Some civilian correspondents are well known like Ernie Pyle, who was in the trenches with soldiers during World War II and Joe Galloway, who famously picked up a rifle to fight off the enemy at the Battle of La Drang Valley. Military war correspondents are the focus of Marc Phillip Yablonka’s latest book “Vietnam Bao Chi: Warriors of World and Film”. The book shares the stories of over 30 military war correspondents whose job it was to carry both a rifle and a camera. The very first chapter features well known [...]
Mike Day had been shot at plenty of times during his two decades as a Navy SEAL, but he had never been hit. That changed dramatically the night of April 6, 2007. Mike was part of a 22 member assault team tasked with striking an al-Qaeda cell responsible for shooting down several Marine helicopters. Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Day Mike was the first through the door and was immediately met with a hail of bullets by terrorists firing AK-47’s, an M-4 and pistols. Mike was hit and fell into the 10 square foot room. Of the two [...]
Stay safe is not only good advice; it is a topic that is at the heart of Greg Shaffer’s expertise. Following 11 years in the Coast Guard and a 20 year career with the FBI, he founded the Shaffer Security Group. His company provides security consulting and risk assessments services for private and public sector clients. Photo Credit: Investigation Discovery Channel The Investigation Discovery Channel drew upon Greg’s expertise for their series “Body Cam: Beyond the Badge.” We discuss how Body Cameras have become an important tool in Law Enforcement and the insights they can provide. Greg shares [...]
National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day is an appropriate time to bring back in one of my favorite guests. Captain Dale Dye served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded three Purple Heart Medals and a Bronze Star with Valor. Following his career with the Marine Corps, Dale went on to build a very successful Hollywood career. Dale Dye then and now His latest mission is the production of a new World War II film called “No Better Place to Die”. The film will tell the story of the Battle of La Fiere’ – one of the [...]
Most Americans associate the term Underground Railroad with our own civil war. The Emancipation Proclamation freed an estimated 3.1 million slaves in the US. However, listeners may be surprised to know there are more persons in slavery around the world TODAY than ever in history; an estimated 40.3 million modern day slaves. The United States is the largest “consumer” in the $32 billion sex trafficking industry. Matt being "arrested" Matt Osbourne is the Special Projects Coordinator for Operation Underground Railroad. He joined the organization after a 12 year career with the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of State. [...]
Sally Roberts had a rough start in life. So much so that a judge finally told her she had a choice between finding a productive after school activity and being sent to juvenile hall. After trying (and failing) at several team sports she finally tried wrestling – and it changed the trajectory of her life. Sally Roberts With hard work and grit Sally became a world class athlete. She was US National Champion, a two time world bronze medalist and secured a spot as alternate on the US Olympic team. Being an alternate was not enough for Sally [...]