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Wed6/22/2016

A Generation Fades as another steps up to Stand the Watch

June 22nd, 2016|

This morning I was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Staff Sergeant David Thatcher, one of only two remaining members of the original 80 Doolittle Raiders. Then Corporal Thatcher was the engineer/gunner on the crew of the 7th aircraft, “The Ruptured Duck”. (Interesting feat given that the tail guns were replaced with painted broom sticks in order to save weight!) After successfully dropping their bombs on industrial sections of Tokyo, they were forced to ditch their aircraft just off the Chinese coast.  Thatcher was the only crew member not injured. The aircraft’s pilot, Lt. Ted Lawson suffered [...]

Fri6/10/2016

Warriors Needed to Save a Life!

June 10th, 2016|

Warriors Needed! There is a scene from the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou” where a candidate for public office repeatedly declares “Is you or is you ain’t my constituency?!”  Right now you have an opportunity to stand up and save a life. One of the principal tenants of our US military is “We never leave men behind”. As regular listeners to American Warrior Radio are aware, we have taken up the battle to save the life of “Dave”, a brave Afghan interpreter who responded to the call of liberty and faced combat shoulder to shoulder with our troops based [...]

Fri5/27/2016

SACRIFICE A MINUTE FOR THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES

May 27th, 2016|

I still wince when I see Memorial Day advertisements for children’s toys, cosmetics, or mattresses.  Admittedly, not as much as when I hear someone wish “Happy Memorial Day” to a Veteran. Despite repeated efforts with multiple dictionaries, I could not find the words “barbecue”, “vacation” or “sale” in any definition of the word memorial. However, the word “memory” was often repeated. It’s time that we remember the purpose of this holiday – to memorialize those who DIED serving our nation. Over 120 broadcasts into the revival of American Warrior Radio, Memorial Day remains the most difficult show for me. Not [...]