THE BEST OF ALL MARINE RADIO — AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, RUMSFELD AND LEADERSHIP: Tony Zinni, General USMC (ret)

Tony Zinni
General USMC (ret)

THE BEST OF ALL MARINE RADIO:  Tony Zinni spends almost two hours discussing leadership and world events with Mike McNamara.

The interview covers General Zinni’s career and lessons learned from Vietnam, Somalia, Desert Storm, Iraq and his experiences at CENTCOM.  Of particular interest are his thoughts on the moral obligations of leaders, he reflects on the moral dilemmas of Secretary of State Colin Powell and JCS-J3 LtGen Greg Newbold — incredible candid stuff.

One of the greatest Marines of our generation, this interview puts his great gifts on display.

CROSSROADS: LCpl Ned Seath, USMC was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” and the Navy Cross in 2011 for actions in Vietnam in 1966 (PARTS 1-4)

LCpl Ned Seath,
USMC
Ned Seath
2011

CROSSROADS WITH NED SEATH & BEN BUSH… two combat vets, a microphone and some war stories.

Our two Marine combat veterans sit down and discuss Ned’s career which began when he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1962 and culminated in his time as a machine gunner in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966. Ned was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” device and the Navy Cross​ in 2011 for his actions against the North Vietnamese Army as a member of K/3/4 in 1966.

Ned left the Marine Corps in 1982 and retired after a career with the railroad. GREAT STUFF!!!!!!

Produced by @Matt Morgan, LtCol USMC (ret) who’ll join us before and after the segment.

VIETNAM VETERAN TOM DRAUDE “I’VE GIVEN THE ORDER TO FIX BAYONETS”: BGen Tom Draude, USMC (ret)

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joined ALL MARINE RADIO to talk:

(1) The Pentagon’s policy of not discussing troop movements

(2) Why are we in Syria?  To remove Assad?  To defeat ISIS?  Are we certain?

Tom also discuss “close combat” in Vietnam and recounts an battle during which he gave the command to “fix bayonets.”

 

CROSSROADS: Matt Morgan and Jerry Judge… two combat vets, a microphone and a war story

 

Matt Morgan
LtCol USMC (ret)
Producer, “The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima”

“Inspired by Sebastian Junger’s  call for combat veterans to share their experiences with all Americans, Matt Morgan set out to create an environment where vets would feel comfortable doing just that. He knew that the combat experience wasn’t the kind of thing you presented in a TED Talk, and while books like Redeployed or A Rumor of War have become classics, very few vets truly ever feel their time in uniform was so unique that they should write a memoir.  Yet, every combat vet has a story, and in most cases, if asked, they’d share it with a fellow vet. That’s how Crossroads was born. It’s two vets talking war stories. There just happens to be a mic there. So you can listen in.”

Jerry Judge
Sgt USMC
Vietnam 1965

CROSSROADS WITH JERRY JUDGE & MATT

MORGAN… two combat vets, a microphone and some war stories.

Our guy Matt Morgan {LtCol USMC (ret)} sits down with Jerry Judge, former Marine Sgt and squad leader, and talks about his time as a grunt in Vietnam in 1965. Jerry retired high school principal in Kalkaska, Michigan and is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University. GREAT STUFF!!!!!!

EATING BETTER & A BURIAL AT SEA: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010
George Goodson
LtCol, USMC (ret)

The boys discuss eating better as you age, but still enjoying good food… no easy task, but certainly doable.

“Burial at Sea” written by LtCol George Goodson, USMC (ret) is also discussed.  The article details his experience as a Casualty Notification Officer during Vietnam… which included a burial at sea.

Ken Rodgers – Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor

Then and Now…

KEN RODGERS, LCpl USMC from B/1/26 and a Khe Sanh, joins us to discuss the making of his Documentary… Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor. Which is waaaaaaaay more incredible than I originally told you it was.  We discuss what he learned as he made it, how it changed him… and what he had when he was done.