December 12, 2019
During the Battle of Taku Ghar, Air Force Tech Sgt. John A. Chapman took valiant action in putting himself before others in an intense battle on top of a mountain ridge in Afghanistan. Also known as the Battle of Roberts Ridge, in honor of Navy Seal Neil Roberts, what makes this story unique for us now is that it is the first story of a Medal of Honor recipient caught on arial drone footage.
Grab a drink and listen in as Dave and Mike discuss the character and courage of these brave souls. Thank you to all who rate and review on apple podcasts and follow along on Spotify or podbean app! Don't forget to follow and join the conversation on instagram at http://www.instagram.com/tovpod
Arial footage link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oKMjTqdTYo
December 6, 2019
Tales of valor are memorable and worth repeating because it reminds us of our humanity, flaws and all. Many of the stories we share are born out of adversity and the story of Dan Culler is no exception. This one leaves us pondering how mankind can ever be redeemed, if at all, in light of how humans can treat one another.
Dan, a USAAF airman, entered WW2 at just 17 years old and would forever be shaped by the horrific experience he endured when captured and sent to a prison in Switzerland and seemingly abandoned by his country.
So grab a drink and listen in as Mike and Dave discuss the story of Daniel Culler. Join in the conversation on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tovpod
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November 29, 2019
Gary Gordon. Randy Shughart. These men were the Medal of Honor recipients recognized posthumously after the Battle of Mogadishu. While they received the MOH there were so many other brave souls during that battle where if it could go wrong, it did.
In many ways, this battle was a watershed situation for future operations and so many amazing tales of valor come from it. We hope you enjoy this and we hope you dig even further on your own to learn from the past and be inspired into a better future. Thank you to all who make such sacrifices for this nation and others around the globe.
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November 22, 2019
When we think of the Battle of Mogadishu, most of us think "Blackhawk Down." But, is there more to the story about why were were there and what drew us into any conflict? We think so! In this episode, Mike and Dave discuss the background story of Somalia and what led to the conditions of the Battle of Mogadishu and the many tales of valor that emerged from it!
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October 30, 2019
The stories that move us very often have little to do with the actions of the heroes themselves but more to do with why they did them. In other words, it's about the character of the characters. Well, Rick Rescorla was quite a character. We hope you find his life of valor worth listening to because there's more than one tale!
Each week, Mike and Dave take turns telling inspiring stories from past and present that they consider a tale of valor. Grab a drink, tell a friend and we'll see you on the hill!
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October 25, 2019
The year is 1986 and a young 22 year old stewardess with PanAm airlines who showed tremendous courage in a situation that would cause most to buckle. While not a story from the "battlefield" in the sense of our previous stories to date, her actions were no less honorable! We really enjoyed learning her story and we think you will too!
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October 18, 2019
What started out as an interest in highlighting the one and only woman to receive the Medal of Honor turned out to have quite a bit of controversy around it! What is YOUR take on this story? Join the conversation on our instagram at http://www.instagram.com/tovpod
As usual, grab a drink and pull up a chair to another tale of valor! Until nexts time, see ya on the hill!
October 10, 2019
Join Mike and Dave as they listen to the actual words of David Bellavia, a living Medal of Honor Recipient from the Iraq War, share part of his amazing tale of valor. Facing three floors of insurgents alone so that his squad could break contact and reorganize, you simply will be in awe of the bravery of this soldier.
Grab some bourbon (that's our drink of choice) and listen in and we hope a story from the recent past inspires you forward!
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October 1, 2019
Whether it was dealing with bullies growing up, setting records in track that led him to the Olympic team, or fighting for his very survival for more than a year, Louis Zamperini truly was "unbroken" but not without his struggles, carrying the weight of his experiences. What a story!
So grab a drink and join hosts Mike and Dave to see how this tale of valor can use the past to inspire us forward!
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September 25, 2019
Thomas Custer isn't as known as his General Brother, George, but man did this guy live an interesting life! To say he was cut from a different cloth is an understatement! Get a drink and listen in as Dave tells Mike the story of this 15 year old kid that became the first DOUBLE medal of honor recipient!
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