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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Talking With Heroes

I found this at the Soldier's Angels website (I'm always finding more and more good stuff every time I go there):

Editors of the New
Book Series


Talking With Heroes

America's New Talk Show

"TALKING WITH HEROES is not about politics. It is about honoring, supporting, helping and providing information for our men and women in the military and their families. We will interview men and women in the military, military support groups, veterans groups who have programs for helping men and women who are or who have been deployed, companies who have projects for helping our troops, musicians with support our troops and patriotic songs, athletes who support our troops and more.
--Men and Women in the Military will talk about their experiences in Iraq or Afghanistan with a focus on the untold stories: what they did or witnessed that involved helping the people in these countries..
--Military Support Groups will talk about who they are, what they do to help our men and women in the military and/or their families and how Americans can help.
--We invite all Americans to unite with us in spreading the word about Talking with Heroes. To recommend a guest or for more Information please email: "

One reason this talk show was started was to bring to the public stories of all the good things that our Troops are doing for the Iraqi people as well as people all over the world since the MSM apparently doesn't deem these as newsworthy (for shame, MSM!)

Here's a list of Guests for the week of:

January 22, 2006

- Guest List -

Sparky George, Founder of San Ramon, the founder of Hats Off America, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that raises money for the families of military personnel killed in the line of duty while serving the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hats Off America was created by Sparky George, owner of Classic Car Auto Restoration and Repair in San Ramon, CA, a Vietnam veteran and the “Bear Flag Runner” of Danville. In honor of service personnel being deployed in Iraq, the Bear Flag Runner has been running six miles a night, five days a week with a five-pound weight, regardless of weather, since September 15, 2002.

Carolyn Blashek, Founder of Operation Gratitude. Together with the California Army National Guard, 746th QM BN, Van Nuys, seek to lift troops' morale, and bring a smile to their faces by sending care packages to service members overseas. Operation Gratitude care packages contain food, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support.

Major Nico Marcolongo, active duty Marine Corps officer and founder of Buddy Bowl Inc. a non-profit dedicated to raising money for military, law enforcement, and children's related charities through the annual flag football tournament. Major Marcolongo will talk about Buddy Bowl Inc.'s charitable efforts and his participation in the Sumatra tsunami relief efforts. He says that the people there were very grateful for the support and assistance they were receiving from the U.S.

SGM Gregory Wawrytko, retired from Fort Carson as the G1 Personnel Sergeant Major for the 4th Infantry Division, completing a 30 year career in the Army. He now serves the Veterans of Foreign Wars as the Colorado District 5 Commander and as the Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 101 in Colorado Springs. He will discuss how the VFW can assist deployed men and women and what the VFW can do for them when they return home.

Keith B. LaMee Jr.District 7 Sr. Vice CommanderPost 5 Post Commander American Legion, Colorado Springs, Colorado Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pet Keith believes in the American Legion being for the whole family so all his children and the married spouses are in different parts of the Legion Family. Thru their efforts close to 1000 American soldiers serving in Iraq have received between 3 to 5 Christmas cards each signed by the Jr. Auxiliary members. Along with the cards the soldier receives a certificate of appreciation from The Legion to show that we do care about their service to "God and Country".

I listened to the show with Charlie Daniels (Dec 2, 2005) about his project "Operation Heartstrings" and the Jan 8, 2006 show, one of the Guests being Linda from GASP (Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets., and another guest was a soldier from Ft. Carson (I couldn't catch his name to spell it correctly - it sounded like Sgt Darren Dunko - Sgt., if you by some miracle, read this post, I apologize) who was known as the Beanie Baby soldier because he handed out 750 beanie babies to the children he came across on his missions. And that's just one story he had to tell. Some members of Books For Soldiers and Soldiers Angels may recognize the name (or at least the sound of it) as he told of all the support he received from both organizations.

It was wonderful, heartening and so positive!

Contact Bob Calvert (editor of "Walking With Heroes" book) for more info

Let's get the word out on this radio program. It's a great antidote to CNN, etc.!