October 2016

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The following shows aired in October 2016. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
10/2/16 The forgotten war.  Join longtime Veterans Radio Historians Kevin Hymel and John McManus with host Bob Gould detailing the American involvement in WWI.
10/9/16 The Music of Michael J. Martin. Our guest this week on Veterans Radio is Michael J. Martin’s daughter, Andy Martin, who will be sharing some stories about her Dad. And, of course, we will be playing many of his songs.

Michael J. Martin was a frequent guest on Veterans Radio and is still one of our favorites. He was one of those “tried and true ol’ troubadours”. He lived the songs he wrote and sang. His music has some miles on it. For years, he traveled throughout America, performing at concerts, colleges, clubs, pubs, churches, prisons, military bases, museums, biker bars, hospitals, and honky tonks. Michael J. Martin served 12 months in Vietnam, “in the bush”, mostly as a Pointman, with the 11th Infantry / American Division, class of 1968-69. His citations include: Silver and Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He is gone now but he lives on through his music.  Listen to some of his music here.

And this week’s veteran-owned business is one many of you will like. It is the Veteran Beer Company.

We’ll be talking with Gregg Lewandusky, Marine Corp Veteran, and Director for the State of Michigan and Internet & Social Media Director for the Veteran Beer Company

10/16/16 USS Detroit. Join host Jim Fausone this week on Veterans Radio and his guests.

With the commissioning of the USS Detroit this week in Detroit Jim talks with CDR Michael Desmond, the Commanding Officer of the USS Detroit, a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), tells us about the 6th navy ship to be named after Detroit and the capabilities of these fast, small, flexible new war fighting ships.

And Chris Morse who served in the Navy and Army and was medically retired as a Major. He discusses how the Army after 17 years of service took care of him when he received a cancer diagnosis, subsequent VA experiences and his running for office.

10/23/16 Jobs for Vets. Mark Doyle, founder of Rags of Honor a Chicago-based silk screening operation where every day is veterans day. “To date we have hired 28 veterans, 24 of them were homeless or about to be homeless.” Besides a job, Rags provides training, education and other support to veterans and their caregivers.

Don Deatrick, Co-Chair HIREMIVET.org, Hire MI Vet is a community initiative developed to connect Veterans with meaningful employment. Our primary endeavors are to create networking opportunities, job-seeking workshops, and host an annual hiring event. This years Hiring Event is Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Washtenaw Community College.

Michael G. Smith Jr., Director of the Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs joins Veterans Radio to explain the importance of the upcoming vote to support and continue the funding for The Washtenaw County DVA. Serving as the veteran’s advocate, Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs (WCDVA) assists county veterans and their dependents in the pursuit of all veteran related benefits. Veteran programs and benefits are available at all levels of government (federal, state, and local).

10/30/16  Dr. Rebecca Grant, Author, Consultant, Air Force Spokesperson

This week Veterans Radio’s Host Bob Gould, welcomes frequent program guest Dr. Rebecca Grant, Military/Historian/Author/Commentator and President of IRIS Independent Research. Dr. Grant will comment on Syria, Russia, China, N. Korea.