The Gunner of the 2nd Marine Division joined Mac & Gunner Mike Musselman to talk about his career, pistols, suppressors and the procurement system. An AWESOME interview!
We’ll hear the Commandant of the Marine Corps message on the 242nd Birthday of the Marine Corps and then we’ll talk to Bob Nilsson, Curt Knowles, Rob Schwarz and Joey Porrazzo — all former Marines about how they’ll spend they Birthday and what they think about today.
After the Bowe Bergdahl verdict lost of us scratched our heads, not understanding the rationale behind it. Beth Harvey is a former USMC SJA prosecutor, defender, appellete attorney and judge — she’ll help us try to understand what is escapes most of us.
We’ll also discuss circumstances surrounding the discharge of Airman Devin Kelley who went on a killing rampage in Texas on Sunday.
Matt “Gospo” Gospdinovich was an artillery Marine with “Charlie” Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines and was part of a Quick-Reaction-Force that responded to the Marine Barracks at the Beirut International Airport on October 23, 1983.
Gospo talks about about the 24th MAU’s (Marine Amphibious Unit) deployment to Beirut that started in May of 1983 when they arrived at the Beirut International Airport. He walks us through patrolling outside the airport, watching the USS New Jersey fire and the events of that day.
Matt also talks about “living with” the events of that day, the fact that there was no mental health treatment during that period of our history, his panic attacks and how he’s dealt with it through the VA and how social media played a part in his healing all these years later.
Phil Smith is a retired Marine Colonel. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and became an infantryman and then a reconnaissance Marine. We’ll talk to him about stopping the cycle of hazing that the Marine Corps goes through repeatedly: Class, Lecture, Warning, HAZING EVENT, investigation, court-martial.
Gil Barndollar & Sam Long were advisors in Afghanistan. They wrote a Marine Corps Gazette article entitled “Putting the First Team on the Field: Irregular warfare and Marine Combat Advisors” — we’ll talk about the article with both authors.
The Editor & Publisher of the Marine Corps Gazette is Chris Woodbridge, Col USMC (ret). Woody joined the program to talk about the October 2017 edition of the Gazette and it’s Combat Service Support theme.
As usual, we’ll also talk current events with Woody who is a candid guest. Great stuff.
I think these pictures… that I have collected over the years… say more than I ever can about why I’m offended by the National Football League.
And… “yes” I do understand… it is their right… I understand that because we fought for it.