Bo Derek – Helping Veterans and Military K9’s

September 13th, 2020|

Bo Derek wasn’t on our list of celebrities to interview regarding their support of Veterans. As it turns out, I didn’t know Bo. Many of her family members served in the military; her father was a radio operator on a B-29 during the Korean War. Her stepfather served as a Green Beret in Vietnam and her ex-husband was also a Veteran. However, it was a chance encounter with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi that really got Bo engaged. She accepted his invitation to attend the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic and was blown away by what she [...]


On the Blue Line – Wayne Mulder

September 6th, 2020|

On The Blue Line founder and host Wayne Mulder never thought he would become a cop but he has now worn the badge for nine years. On the Blue Line is one of the podcasts hosted by Heroes Media Group. Wayne created the On the Blue Line podcast in March of 2019. The program is “Geared to help cops find success in what REALLY matters, your life outside the badge.”  He motivation is to help other law enforcement professionals find balance between their vocation and their family. Wayne and I discuss life on the thin blue line in the context [...]


Tony Marshall – Pushing Boundaries

August 30th, 2020|

Marion “Tony” Marshall had a penchant for pushing boundaries.  This led to some rather intriguing experiences during his time as a POW in Vietnam. Tony always wanted to be a pilot. Despite “skating” in high school he secured an interview for a military academy appointment and was one of only 6 black cadets in his Air Force Academy class of 1,000 persons.  His eyesight prevented him from entering pilot training so he chose to become a navigator just to get in the cockpit. Tony Marshall LOVED the F-4 Phantom and it showed in his performance. He was awarded no fewer [...]


Desert Storm POW Jeff “Tico” Tice

August 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 become one of 23 prisoners of war from that conflict, enduring 45 days in captivity. Between 9 and 12 missiles [...]


AZ Shooter’s World – Phillip Roux

August 16th, 2020|

AZ Shooter's World CEO Phillip Roux thought they had a pretty diverse customer base – until the COVID Crisis hit. This Veteran Entrepreneur feature explores doing business in the time of crisis – in an industry that has seen a tremendous impact. Phil had a number of family members who served in the military so joining the Army reserves seemed a natural path. He volunteered for a special assignment supporting various agencies doing drug interdiction along the US-Mexico border. When the opportunity came to join the Glendale, Arizona police department Phil saw it as a way to continue his service [...]


Glyn Haynie – When I Turned Nineteen

August 9th, 2020|

Glyn Haynie turned 19 years old one month after he set foot in Vietnam. Military service was in his family blood; a Haynie from every generation has served going back to the American Revolution.  Still, it was disconcerting that despite an Army policy against brothers serving together in combat, Glyn and his brother were shipped to Vietnam together. Literally on the same flight. Glyn Haynie has published seven books, three related to his experiences in Vietnam and the years that followed.  His initial inspiration for putting words to paper was to forever memorialize the 13 comrades he lost in combat, [...]