Bob Nilsson (the Guardian Angel of ALL MARINE RADIO) recently sent me a link to a lecture that R.J. “Bob” Del Vecchio, a Marine Combat Cameraman in Vietnam, did in Atlanta before the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association on the subject of “Correcting the Myths of the Vietnam War” on February 6, 2018. Bob does an great job presenting facts that round out the narrative of PBS’s “The Vietnam War.” So, IF you watched the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary “The Vietnam War” you MUST watch this — Bob Del Vecchio’s presentation lends itself to a broader understanding of the Vietnam War, what the documentary omitted and and the facts about some very substantial events during the Vietnam War.
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.
Bob Nilsson has career opportunities for veterans. He’s looking for 40-50 leaders, hopefully with combat theater experience, who are looking for careers in the field of construction management or management.
Bob has bee working with transitioning veterans since his days on active duty as a Captain during the Vietnam War.
LtGen Bob “Boomer” Milstead, USMC (ret) joined us to discuss his forty-year career as a leader of Marines which began as a Cobra pilot and culminated as the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Boomer discusses leadership, leaders who left a deep impression on him as a leader, his deployments to Somalia, the “March Up,” back to Iraq in 2005 to Command 2nd MAW (Fwd) and his thoughts on current events effecting the Marine Corps.
One of most interesting parts of Boomer’s personality as a leader is his capacity to making serving both challenging and enjoyable, and you’ll get a sense of that in this interview. His comments relative to “marines united” are direct, and he doesn’t mince words. A GREAT INTERVIEW.