Imagine a bunch of veterans sitting around a living room with their favorite adult beverage and someone brings up a topic that takes the conversation down a rabbit hole. That's our show. Grab a chair and your favorite beverage and join in on an awesome topic. Our hosts are military veterans and our guests are real people with a message to share. Real Talk. Real People. (aka Mentors4Mil)
EP-312 | Larry Freeland - Chariots in the Sky
Larry Freehand joined the U.S. Army and served one tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and a CH-47 helicopter pilot. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal, with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star, and various other military service medals.
EP-311 | Cardia Summers - A DUI Launched a Company
Cardia Summers joined the U.S. Army under an option 40 contract (Ranger), but experienced a setback. He didn't let that setback stop his goals and instead finally passed the Ranger assessment to join 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as a paralegal. After transitioning to a unit in Vicenza Italy, he was partying with buddies a little too hard and received a DUI. After separation from the Army, he took his experiences to create a company that he hopes will help others from obtaining a DUI.
EP-310 | Ron O'Ferrall - Against All Odds
Ron O'Ferrall is one of the most laid back guys you'll ever meet. Until you strike up a conversation about his past, you'd never know that he grew up in a rough neighborhood while in his youth, where family members and friends were joining gangs and death and fear were always close by. His father was a Vietnam Vet who served in a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) and he was typically inserted well behind enemy lines. Ron's situation at that time could have taken several turns, and he knew that he needed to find a better future or else he would share the same fate as those around him. He shares his story of joining the U.S. Army, with time in 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, as well as his successes and failures in and out of service.
EP-309 | Kelsie Sheren - Canadian Artillery/CST
Kelsie Sheren served four years in the Canadian Forces as an Artillery Gunner and in a role similar to the U.S. Cultural Support Team (CST). During her deployment she began struggling with PTSD and was discharged. We discuss her time in service and the rTMS (Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) treatments that she's recently undergone to help her traumatic brain injury.
EP-308 | Marshall Plumlee - From the NBA to Ranger Regiment
Marshall Plumlee stands out in a crowd at 7-ft. tall, but he also stands out because not many players from professional sports decide to put that aside to join the U.S. military. Marshall is an active-duty U.S. Army Ranger-Qualified infantry officer serving in the 75th Ranger Regiment. He joins Robert, Jason, and Dave Elder in studio for this episode. Taped at 15 Perry Street.
EP-307 | Brian Marx - Age Doesn't Matter
Never let anyone say that your age should stop you from fulfilling your dreams. Brian Marx joined the U.S. Army at forty years old and completed the U.S. Army's Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at forty-one. He's been in the elite 75th Ranger Regiment over 10 years and is still going strong. You'll want to tune in and hear his amazing story.
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Taped at 15 Perry Street
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