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Fri 3/29/2019

The “Other” Greatest Generation

2019-03-29T09:30:59-07:00March 29th, 2019|

When one spends five and a half years interviewing Veterans from World War II through the present wars, common themes emerge; the chaos of war regardless of technology, the resilient comradery of those who fought together and the challenges to the human spirit and mind of processing the horror of war. These are things all Veterans share regardless of their generation. On National Vietnam War Veterans Day I was reminded of my talk with BG Burkett, whose crusade to counter [...]

Tue 10/2/2018

My Take on my “Take” from the Military

2018-10-02T10:05:07-07:00October 2nd, 2018|

Change of Command season just wrapped up at my local military base.  This summer as in those past, I gathered with crowds large and small in a hangar or at the officer’s club to bid farewell to one leader while welcoming another to my community. It is always a bittersweet time for me. American Warrior Radio listeners are a sharp bunch, so let’s begin with a quiz; what is worse than pissing off a General?  Read on.. My entire adult [...]

Tue 5/15/2018

Peace Officers Memorial Day

2018-05-15T07:45:40-07:00May 15th, 2018|

Imagine if I told you that I would pledge to protect you and your family for 20-30 years. That I would work weekends, holidays and all hours of the day or night. I would miss birthdays, anniversaries and kids’ soccer games so you could enjoy those special times with your family. If you needed something, just make one phone call and I would be there. If there was ever danger or a threat, I would run TOWARD the danger so [...]

Tue 11/21/2017

“Sometime” Never Comes

2018-02-26T11:41:58-07:00November 21st, 2017|

Claire O'Brien Photo Credit: Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal “We should have you on the show sometime.”  This week that became my least favorite phrase. It has been four years since I stepped up to assure that the messages of American Warrior Radio would not go silent upon the untimely death of the program’s founder Dave Sitton. My initial decision was driven by passion for the message, not business sense.  Many listeners and guests are surprised to learn [...]

Wed 8/30/2017

Thank YOU! Please Keep Spreading the Word!

2018-02-26T11:41:58-07:00August 30th, 2017|

American Warrior Radio just surpassed 100,000 visitors for the year! When I revived the program following the founder's untimely death, with absolutely ZERO knowledge of doing a radio show, I was inspired by his mission; to educated and inform our population about those who protect us on both the home front and abroad. I have no idea that we would see this kind of progress and am very pleased we are reaching a national audience now. Please keep spreading the [...]

Mon 7/17/2017

Have You Checked out our Podcasts?

2018-02-26T11:41:58-07:00July 17th, 2017|

Over 12,000 persons have this year!  If you haven't visited recently, here is what you may have missed: In addition to some names you might recognize like Roger Staubach, Dale Dye, Jim McDivitt and Radney Foster we have also spoken with others whose names might NOT be so familiar but are true American Heroes: The brave helicopter pilots who landed on a cliff side to rescue Marcus Luttrell in the "Lone Survivor" story A Marine pilot who earned FOUR Distinguished Flying [...]

Thu 2/9/2017

Help Us Tell These Great Stories!

2018-02-26T11:41:58-07:00February 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

2018-02-26T11:41:58-07:00October 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”

2018-02-26T11:41:58-07:00October 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

2018-02-26T11:41:58-07:00September 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 [...]