275 – Paul Freeman – The Legendary Hunters of Texas

275 – Paul Freeman – The Legendary Hunters of Texas

Paul Freeman is a Navy Veteran who worked in VFA-201 Hunters Reserve Navy Squadron as a maintenance chief.

I got to meet Paul through TSP-The Scuttlebutt Podcast. Paul served with Richard Fleek and I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about this storied Naval Aviation Squadron.

I started off by reading the book that Paul wrote that chronicles the history of VF-201/VFA-201 from 1976 with the F-8s to being decommissioned in 2007. Paul talked about his experiences with the book and how he came to support the Gary Sinise Foundation with the proceeds from The Legendary Hunters of Texas. You can find it by using this link to Amazon: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B071WBNMN7&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_TS75DD0SMZ07793MTEQX

In a way, VFA-201 is like other military units that are decommissioned. They are gone and sometimes can be forgotten. Paul wrote this book so that wouldn’t happen. Thank again to every Hunter who was Legendary!



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274 -Brian Gibson – Project DieHard 22

274 -Brian Gibson – Project DieHard 22

When you talk with Brian Gibson the first thing that stands out is the voice. It is a voice that has known sorry but is still strong. The strength that is needed to stand up Forward Operating Base Rush in Paducah, KY as part of Project Die Hard 22.

Brian states, “Having served this country for 26 years as a Soldier and Combat Medic, I lost more of my Brothers and Sisters to suicide when we got home than I did during our time deployed in combat. I wanted to bring awareness to Veteran Suicide, which led me to start Project Diehard.”

The Team is working to raise the money needed to finish building Forward Operating Base Rush. FOB Rush will be a place where Veterans can get the help and services they need for up to a year.

Brian’s vision is a bold one. FOB Rush is in the process of being built out and your help can bring that goal closer to becoming a reality. Go to https://projectdiehard.org/ to learn more. Thank you for talking with me Brian, One is Too Many



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273 – Thomas Kilgannon – Freedom Alliance

273 – Thomas Kilgannon – Freedom Alliance

I am continually reminded that Veterans Service Organizations are all different. As I was talking with Thomas Kilgannon who is the president of the Freedom Alliance, I thought that the theme for 2022 should be that the need is still there.

Freedom works to serve Veterans who have been wounded with a focus on the children of service members who have been killed serving our country.

Listening to how Freedom Alliance has supported these children, allowed me to see that this is a commitment to the child of a fallen servicemember. The work that is being done will be passed down for generations and demonstrates that these families are not forgotten.

You can go to https://freedomalliance.org/ to learn more. Thank you Tom for coming on and talking with me.


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271 – A Christmas Crossing

271 – A Christmas Crossing

First of all, Merry Christmas!!!! I hope your holiday plans are going smoothly and that this finds you all well.

The Winter of 1776 was a bad time for the American Revolution. Stinging defeats and the British conquering Rhode Island put the revolution on its heels.

General George Washington had an idea to put the British on the defensive by organizing the crossing of the Delaware River on December 25th, 1776.

This isn’t a log show by any means. I did want you to think about this though. Is the Christmas Crossing by General Washington and the American Revolutionaries the greatest American Christmas present ever? Ponder that as you are drinking your spiked eggnog, and raise your glass to some true American heroes.

Merry Christmas, safe travels during this holiday season!



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270 – Shane Cunningham – Veteran Podcast Awards

270 – Shane Cunningham – Veteran Podcast Awards

This is a follow-up to last week’s show (269 – Travis Johnson – The NonProfit Architect) about the Veteran Podcast Awards.

Shane Cunningham served in the Marine Corps then left to pursue his passion which is designing and making things. Specifically, making things here in America.

Go to https://www.brokenjarhead.com/ and you can see a focus on products that are high quality, and 100% Made in the U.S.A. This is not by accident but a belief Shane has in supporting American business.

I liked the story of how an idea to bring attention to Veterans’ podcasts gave birth to the Veteran Podcast Awards and the official Veteran’s Podcast Day on October 5th.

When you are shopping for military-themed gifts you have a lot of options. Buying from a Veteran Owned Business that is focusing on American Made goods is always a win. While you are at it go to https://www.veteranpodcastawards.com/ and check the amazing Veterans Podcasts that Shane supports. Thanks for talking with me Shane, Semper Fidelis.



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269 – Travis Johnson – The NonProfit Architect

269 – Travis Johnson – The NonProfit Architect

Travis Johnson is an Officer currently serving in the U.S. Navy. He doesn’t let that slow him down as he is the host of The NonProfit Architect Podcast, runs the Veteran Podcast Network, does NonProfit work, and just hosted the first annual Veterans Podcast Awards. Travis is Oscar Mike!

Travis had asked me to be a part of his Veterans Podcast Network and then enter the Veterans Podcast Awards.

I wanted to talk with him and learn more about working in non-profits and how serving in the military can help.

Travis has a warm, engaging style but works when he is teaching about podcasting, having an abundance mindset, and how Veterans can grow together. I can’t wait to have him back on after he retires from the Navy!

You can learn about The NonProft Architect Podcast, Travis, and the Veterans Podcast Network by going to this link – linktr.ee/nonprofitarchitect

Thank you Travis for talking with me, 2022 is going to be a great year!



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Save the Sketches – Abington Dyer Memorial Library

Save the Sketches – Abington Dyer Memorial Library

I was at the Abington, MA VFW Post on December 5th, when I saw this notice on the bulletin board about Save the Sketches, a Community Heritage Project being organized by the Dyer Memorial Library (http://dyerlibrary.org/). The project was to give voice to Civil War Veteran Sketches.

This looked very interesting so I sent an email and was contacted by Merlyn Liberty the Archives Librarian. We set up a time to come down and meet, and I have to tell you it was an amazing experience. Looking at history up close and personal is very different from watching a documentary or YouTube clip. At the end of the tour, I offered my voice to support the project and can’t wait to be involved.

This project is open to any Veteran who wants to participate. You can email (info@dyerlibrary.org) or call (781) 878-8480 to learn more or participate.

I want to thank Merlyn for her time today, and I am looking forward to seeing these memories come alive.


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268 – TSP – The Scuttlebutt

268 – TSP – The Scuttlebutt

I love getting to talk with other Veteran Podcasts Hosts. We are truly a niche podcast genre.

U.S. Navy Veteran Officer Richard Fleek and Marine Corps Veteran Andrew Farrer teamed up to create TSP – The Scuttlebutt. This collaboration is all about telling Veterans’ stories at a personal level with no filters.

TSP – The Scuttlebutt recently supported the Dogs of War Foundation’s 1st Annual Salute Shoot. There they talked to several Veterans and Uncle Sai from Duck Dynasty.

Talking with Richard and Andrew, I understood that their podcast was more than just doing a show. They want to combine their podcast with other Veterans Outreach they do through organizations like the VFW and Marine Corps League.

A show like TSP- The Scuttlebutt shows that one can take a podcast and not only tell a great story but use it to support causes and events in a way that few people do.

Thank you, gentlemen, for coming on to talk with me. I am looking forward to listening to what you all do in the future.

You can listen to TSP – The Scuttlebutt anywhere podcasts are hosted. Check out their Facebook page and be sure to like and follow – https://www.facebook.com/TSPTheScuttlebutt




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267 – Charles Wolf – SemperToons

267 – Charles Wolf – SemperToons

I want to start by thanking Andrew Farrer for the introduction to Charles Wolf who is the creator of Semper Toons. Our conversation shows how someone in the Military can take something they love doing and use it to make lives better. The feeling was Gunny gets more out of doing SemperToons than the people who read his comics. It just goes to show that if you stick with something that anyone can have an impact on someone’s life. SemperToons has done that with Mail Call where you can donate $17.75 (Get it 😉 ) to provide a smile for a Marine Recruit and their family. I can’t wait to see with Gunny does next. I treasure these conversations and love that service doesn’t end when we End Active Service. Go to www.sempertoons.com to learn more




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265 – Rucking for Veterans

265 – Rucking for Veterans

I met US Army Veteran Jason Ray through Alayna Madden (https://oscarmikeradio.com/257-semper-fi-designs/). Alayna told me Jason is putting on an 11 and 22 mile Ruck on Veterans Day. I thought that was a good way to celebrate our day and we got time to talk. Jason served in the U.S. Army and after getting out searched for something to help him and others with the transition.

He found that rucking (or humping in the Marine Corps) helped him in a way that prompted him to start Rucking for Veterans. Rucking for Veterans is focused on taking action to advocate for Veterans in the South Shore area of Massachusetts. Jason and his wife Genevieve were able to impact lives last year, and this year’s Ruck is looking to eclipse that with support for Mission 22 and Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program.

The 2nd Annual Veterans Day 22 Mile Ruck starts at 7:00 AM on November 11th, 2021 at The Pour Farm Tavern located at 780 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA. There is still time to get involved. Go to https://ruckingforveterans.com/events/ to learn more or donate. Thanks, Jason for talking with me!


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