Thu 2/9/2017

Help Us Tell These Great Stories!

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00February 9th, 2017|

Veterans both past and present.  Award winning historians and writers. Musicians, Movie Stars and organizations that support our military. The first responders that keep us safe on the home front. American Warrior Radio produces some very unique and in-depth discussions with all of these people.  Would you like to join in helping us spread these important messages? For as little as 50 cents per broadcast, you CAN by becoming a Patron of American Warrior Radio!   Simply click on the [...]

Sun 10/23/2016

Unknown Soldier

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00October 23rd, 2016|

Sgt. Edward F. Younger On this Day in 1921 – The bodies of four American Soldiers exhumed from four different cemeteries in France arrived at the Hotel de Ville in Paris. The four bodies selected represented the remains of soldiers for which there were no records indicating name, rank, organization or date of death. Upon arrival at the Hotel de Ville, the official forms regarding the transfer and selection of the bodies were burned, assuring the destruction of [...]

Mon 10/3/2016

Twenty Third Anniversary of “Blackhawk Down”

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00October 3rd, 2016|

Col. Lawrence Casper Their mission changed when the call went out; Blackhawk Down. Twenty three years ago, a US Joint Special Operations Force with combined elements of Special Forces units from Army Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Navy Special Warfare Command were dispatched on a mission in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their objective was to capture two high value targets. Ranger Jeff Struecker A mission planned for an hour turned into [...]

Sat 9/17/2016

USS Arizona Respect and Honor

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00September 17th, 2016|

RESPECT Lauren Bruner Twenty one year old Fire Controlman 3rd Class Lauren Bruner scrambled to his duty station 87 feet above the deck of the USS Arizona when the attack on Pearl Harbor began.   10 minutes later Japanese bombs fatally crippled the Arizona, trapping Bruner and his shipmates in an inferno. The repair ship Vestal was moored nearby and threw over a line. Bruner and six other men climbed hand over hand across the rope.  Bruner was the [...]

Sun 7/3/2016

Protecting our Independence

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00July 3rd, 2016|

Listening to today’s Independence Day guests, great patriots and warriors all, I found myself getting a little choked up.  My first reaction was slight embarrassment.  Then it dawned on me that this should be the natural response of anyone who holds a deep and abiding love for their country. Having spent the first nine years of my life overseas incubated my love for the USA in a manner that is hard to shake.  The United States was a magical land. [...]

Wed 6/22/2016

A Generation Fades as another steps up to Stand the Watch

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00June 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 [...]

Fri 6/10/2016

Warriors Needed to Save a Life!

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00June 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 [...]

Fri 5/27/2016

SACRIFICE A MINUTE FOR THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES

2019-10-28T16:44:58-07:00May 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. [...]

Sun 1/5/2014

Joint Enabling Capabilities Command

2021-03-09T10:30:44-07:00January 5th, 2014|

The Joint Enabling Capabilities Command is a unit of the United States Transportation Command. JECC provides mission- tailored packages on short notice to Combatant Commanders. They are a great example of military capabilities used to assist in humanitarian missions. They bring unique capabilities to areas that have been devastated. Major Stacie Shafran and her 12 person team were dispatched to the Philippines to assist after super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded. 6,352 persons were [...]

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