Sat 11/3/2018

Catkiller 3-2 Birddogs Over Vietnam – Ray Caryl

2021-01-04T11:05:37-07:00November 3rd, 2018|

Catkiller was the call sign for the Army 220th Aviation Company over Vietnam.  They flew light, slow, single engine aircraft with virtually no armament.  Ray Caryl was one of them. The role of these Birddog pilots is described in his new book “Catkiller 3-2: An Army Pilot Flying for the Marines in Vietnam”. Ray and his fellow “Birddog” pilots flew the O-1, a military version of the Cessna. Perhaps not very sexy but the O-1 has been called the deadliest [...]

Sun 5/27/2018

Michael Reagan – Never Forget

2021-01-11T07:33:51-07:00May 27th, 2018|

Michael Reagan has drawn more than 2,000 portraits of celebrities and other notable persons. But this world renowned artist made an open ended promise to President George W. Bush after the 9-11 attacks.  He has fulfilled that promise by providing free hand drawn portraits for Gold Star families through his Fallen Heroes Project. He joins us to share his thoughts on Memorial Day.  His mission is to never forget and never let anyone else forget as long as he has [...]

Sun 12/17/2017

We Weren’t Flying Over Laos – Ed “Moose” Skowron

2021-02-01T16:14:31-07:00December 17th, 2017|

Ed “Moose” Skowron accumulated more than 15,000 hours in the cockpits of both civilian and military aircraft. Some were combat missions over Laos that were not credited. However, it was his 99th combat mission in Vietnam that he remembers most. Ed wanted to be a pilot since he was a child. He wanted to fly for the Air Force or Navy but admits he didn’t like school all that much, which limited his options. The Air Force had a navigator [...]

Sun 3/19/2017

The Early Days of the Drone – Col. John Dale

2021-02-02T07:59:23-07:00March 19th, 2017|

Colonel John Dale had an adventurous 32 year Air Force career including involvement in the very first drone programs. Many of the programs with which he was involved were just recently declassified. John graduated high school during the Korean War and wanted to fly but hadn’t earned a college degree so he joined the Aviation Cadets program. He earned his wings in 1954 and was hoping to become a “hot shot jet pilot” but the end of the Korean War [...]

Sun 7/31/2016

Navy Veteran Roger Staubach

2021-01-16T18:43:58-07:00July 31st, 2016|

Roger Staubach is a football legend. You may know he coined the phrase “Hail Mary Pass”, but did you know that he is also a Navy Veteran? Staubach is the last member of the Naval Academy to have won the Heisman Trophy and the first player to win both the Heisman and Super Bowl most valuable player. Diagnosed as color blind, Staubach was prohibited from serving in many Navy line officer commands so he became logistics officer. At a time [...]

Sun 6/26/2016

“Six Hours of Hell” – Russ Violett

2021-02-15T09:47:08-07:00June 26th, 2016|

Russ Violett was raised on a Montana farm.  Much of his early life was spent with oil burning stoves, gas burning lamps and an outhouse.  He considered the Air Force as a reasonable escape route from the frigid Montana winters. Little did he know that this decision would take him to the much warmer jungles of Southeast Asia and the deserts of Saudi Arabia before he retired at the rank of Major General. Violett’s squadron would be assigned their first combat [...]

Sun 6/5/2016

The Distinguished Flying Cross Society

2021-02-15T10:01:09-07:00June 5th, 2016|

The Distinguished Flying Cross is one of the highest medals that can be awarded for aerial combat.  It is awarded for “Heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight.” Martin Lenzini was awarded FOUR DFC’s during a 13 month tour of duty as a Marine pilot in Vietnam. One of these close air support missions epitomized the word “close” when he dropped bombs with pinpoint accuracy within 80 yards of friendly forces. Did you know that actor Clark [...]

Sun 4/17/2016

Stolen Valor – B.G. “Jug” Burkett

2021-02-21T08:25:56-07:00April 17th, 2016|

It has been called the "largest fraud ever perpetuated upon the American public". Military fakers are not only stealing honor, in some cases they are stealing millions of dollars from the public.  B.G. Burkett is the foremost expert on Stolen Valor and Author of the book "Stolen Valor; How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History" B.G. Burkett served with the 199th Light Brigade infantry in Vietnam. He was first inspired to pursue the issue after [...]

Sun 2/7/2016

Space Shuttle Pilot Frederick Gregory

2021-03-04T10:22:52-07:00February 7th, 2016|

Space Shuttle pilot Frederick Gregory began his career flying Combat Search and Rescue missions in Vietnam and rose to serving at the highest ranks of NASA. He flew 550 combat missions in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Retrained as a fixed wing pilot he was selected for test pilot school before being ‘loaned” to NASA. Fred was selected as one of thirty five astronauts by NASA in 1978 and became the first African-American Space Commander when he commanded mission [...]

Sun 11/9/2014

Veterans Day Special – Warriors from Different Eras

2021-03-15T13:39:59-07:00November 9th, 2014|

WWII Navy Vet Charles Wohlleb (C) Dr. Josh Appel (L) Jam-Packed Veteran's Day Special honoring those who served from a variety of eras. Brigadier General Keith Connolly – 172 Combat Missions over North Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Charles Wohlleb – one of only 24 survivors of the USS Spence capsizing in World War II SSgt Melissa Moreau – Current active duty Air Force Medic Captain/Dr. Josh Appel – Pararescueman that participated in "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell rescue

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