Sun 11/14/2021

Don Bentley – Veteran & Best Selling Author

2021-11-14T11:49:51-07:00November 14th, 2021|

Don Bentley read his first Tom Clancy novel when he was 13 years old. This Army Veteran is now writing for the “Tom Clancy universe” with his first novel achieving best seller status. Both Don’s grandfather and father served in the military. He was awarded an Army ROTC scholarship to Ohio State University and went on to fly Apache gunships. Don flew as part of the Quick Reaction Force on Operation Red Wings. Following his Army career, Don briefly tried [...]

Tue 11/9/2021

Three Veteran’s Day Perspectives

2021-11-09T09:30:18-07:00November 9th, 2021|

Veteran’s Day is a very important day for American Warrior Radio. Three Veterans joins us to share their thoughts. Frank Antenori served as a Green Beret. He trained Mujahedeen fighters to fight the Soviets, served in Desert Storm and returned to Afghanistan in 2002, participating in Operation Anaconda among other actions. His book Rough Neck 91 describes his A-Team’s battle against a numerically superior force in Iraq. Frank’s uncle Gino Merli was awarded the Medal of Honor in World War [...]

Sat 9/4/2021

Eagle Down – Jessica Donati

2021-09-04T18:20:44-07:00September 4th, 2021|

“Eagle Down; The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War” is a powerful book by Jessica Donati that is receiving high praise from many including Sebastian Junger.  Jessica currently covers foreign affairs for the Wall Street Journal. She was the bureau chief in Kabul in 2015 and lived four years in Afghanistan. Eagle Down tells the personal stories of several Green Berets posted to Afghanistan conducting “training operations” following the official declaration that the “longest war in American history was [...]

Sun 6/20/2021

Sacrifice – Gold Star Widow Michelle Black

2021-06-20T17:23:19-07:00June 20th, 2021|

“Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow’s Fight for the Truth” by Michelle Black is a powerful read.  News that her Green Beret husband had been killed in action was just the beginning of a nightmare for Michelle and her family. Sacrifice is not a “grief” but rather emphasizes why it is important for our military families to be told the complete truth. Staff Sergeant Bryan Black was a Green Beret medical specialist killed October 4th, 2017 in Niger.  Staff Sergeant Jeremiah [...]

Sun 6/13/2021

“Dad Pulled a Gun on Santa Claus”

2021-06-13T08:48:30-07:00June 13th, 2021|

Lt. Col. Charles Faint joins us to further explore a couple of his recent military life related articles. His stories are often humorous but always insightful. (Disclaimer: Charles currently serves in the US Army. His opinions are his own and do not represent the policies or opinions of the US Army or West Point Academy.) Most of his stories usually begin with his two young daughters “ratting him out”. It happens so often he has taken to calling them OPSEC [...]

Sun 4/18/2021

Code Red Fallujah – Dr. Donnelly Wilkes

2021-04-18T07:08:57-07:00April 18th, 2021|

The Battle of Fallujah tested Dr. Donnelly Wilkes in many ways. It refined his medical skills AND his faith. He tells his story in the autobiography  Wilkes had accepted a Navy scholarship and was in his fourth year of medical school when the September 11th attacks occurred. At that moment he realized his career as a Navy doctor was likely to take a different turn. He chose to embed with the Marines in order to stay closer to his wife. [...]

Sat 4/10/2021

The Devil’s Hand – Navy SEAL & Author Jack Carr

2021-04-10T21:38:06-07:00April 10th, 2021|

The Devil’s Hand is the fourth book by bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr. It follows on his three other wildly successful novels “The Terminal List”, “True Believer” and “Savage Son”. Jack served 20 years at the tip of the spear, beginning as an enlisted Navy SEAL sniper and rising to the rank of Lt. Commander.  When it became apparent that further promotion would mean he would no longer be in the field “kicking in doors”, he decided [...]

Sun 1/31/2021

Three Wise Men – Beau Wise

2021-01-31T12:49:24-07:00January 31st, 2021|

“Three Wise Men” tells the story of one family’s extreme sacrifice during the longest sustained period of conflict in our nation’s history. All three Wise brothers enlisted. Jeremy became a Navy SEAL, Ben a Green Beret and Beau a Marine. Together they would spend 1,600 days deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both Jeremy and Ben would be killed in action, triggering the Department of Defense “Sole Survivor” designation for youngest brother Beau. The Fog of War is a recurring theme [...]

Sun 10/18/2020

Col. Joseph Turnham – “We Don’t Fight Alone”

2020-12-21T22:57:26-07:00October 18th, 2020|

One might say that military service is in Col. Joseph Turnham’s DNA. His family traces their military service back to his sixth great grandfather who fought at Valley Forge and was present at Yorktown for the surrender of Cornwallis.  Turnham HAD planned to become a doctor until he took some flying lessons. He now has over 3,600 hours in the cockpit – 1,149 of those in combat. Prior to assuming command of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (one of the largest [...]

Sun 8/23/2020

Desert Storm POW Jeff “Tico” Tice

2020-12-21T22:59:12-07:00August 23rd, 2020|

Operation Desert Storm would be Jeff “Tico” Tice’s first opportunity to fly combat missions.  Things didn’t turn out as well as planned. On his second combat mission of the conflict, a last minute mechanical issue forced Jeff to switch aircraft and didn’t allow time for his good luck tradition of spitting into the plane’s exhaust. On the second day of the Desert Storm "Shock & Awe" campaign Jeff’s F-16 was hit by an Iraqi surface to air missile.  He would [...]

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