Today's American Veteran is presented by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes The show is hosted by Emmy nominated actor and Patriot Jack Scalia.The Coalition supports all Veterans and is a non partisan outreach.The views expressed by our guests are their own and may not reflect those of The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
On February 19, 2007, SSG Shilo Harris was patrolling an infamous southern Iraqi roadway when his Humvee was struck by an IED. Moments later, three members of his crew were dead and Shilo had sustained severe injuries that would alter the course of his life. For forty-eight days he lay trapped in a medically induced coma as his wife, unable to ease his suffering, had to come to grips with a man utterly changed.
Through more than sixty surgeries, countless hard decisions, and the unwavering devotion of the wife who would not leave his side, Shilo discovered that he was being reshaped–within and without–into the person he was meant to be all along. His inspiring story will move you and motivate you to live boldly in the face of fear and trust God to pull you through the toughest of times–no matter what. http://www.shiloharris.com/my-story/
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Upcoming R&B Hall of Famer Anthony Gourdine has experience a stunning career in the music industry. It is his avocation and passion for the Military that sets him aside from all others. Here he talks to Jack about what sparked that passion.
Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist Frank Stallone has garnered four Platinum Albums, ten Gold Albums and five Gold Singles and has acted in over 60 films and TV shows Frank has written and published over 200 songs and, with a single in the hit film The Expendables 2 (Don’t Want to Fight With Me) and three original songs, written and performed by him in thefilm Reach Me (Dir. John Herzfeld, 2014), Frank has written and recorded compositions for twelve films. The list includes Rocky I, II and III, Rambo II, Paradise Alley and Over the Top. But, it was Frank's nine songs that he wrote and recorded for the Saturday Night Fever Sequel Staying Alive that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Sound Track and a Grammy nomination for Best Original Song with his single, Far From Over.
Karri Turner is best known for playing Lieutenant Harriet Sims in the television series JAG. Her passion for serving our Military has put her on a lifes course to entertain the troops from The Midway to the Middle East.c
Karri has completed six USO tours to entertain the troops stationed in Baghdad, Balad, Ramadi, Tikrit, Kuwait, Bagram, Kandahar, Uzbekistan and South Korea.
Some of the other highlights of Karri's career include visiting the wounded at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington, D.C., Ft. Hood, Ft. Irwin and she was recently very honored to meet several of the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. Supporting our troops is what Karri Turner is most passionate about.
Stage manager for Alice Cooper Larry was in Viet Nam in '66. Larry talks about his combat jumps w 173rd Airborne at the age of 17 Warfighters then Warfighters now.
Combat wounded vet Rob Jones did not let the loss of his legs slow him down ...He rode an upright bike across country last year. From Bar Harbor to Camp Pendelton. He is now training for the paralympics. He embodies the spirit of the American Warfighter!
His amazing story can be found here.(click)
Ariel J. Luna currently serves as the Director of Veteran Services for Bergen County, New Jersey which has a population of about 32,000 veterans.. Luna is originally from Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Starrett City section of East New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the start of 2000 and he was stationed as a communication soldier in Fort Gordon, Georgia, South Korea, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After he left the Army in 2002, he joined the NY National Guard where he was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005. While serving in the National Guard, Luna was pursing his bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College. He recently completed his Masters in Administrative Science with a concentration in Non-Profit Organizational Development from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Luna has over 10 years of experience working with veterans in higher education. He now oversees the Division of Veteran Services in Bergen County. His office assist veterans with filing burial benefits, job opportunities, flag distribution, events, and referrals to other services. In his new role, he hopes to build a reliable network of service providers in order to assist veterans in and around Bergen County.
There are powerful men and then there powerful men arguably the Longest sitting Governor of Nevada, Robert Miller is among those men. Mr Miller has counseled and traveled with US Presidents. He was a forerunner of equality in both gender and race. He served our country in the Military. Robert Miller tells us about the journey of the son of a gambling man to a major political powerhouse.
Frederick Goodall is a social media icon for young African American fathers. he has a great following and talks plain talk to dads!His family has a long legacy of military service from World War II, Viet Nam and in tservice in the Middle East.Frederick talks about the rich African-American military legacy in this country that began with African Americans' serving in the Minutemen and Crispus Attucks' being the first person to die during the Boston Massacre.
Perhaps the most celebrated African-American soldiers in our country's history are the Buffalo Soldiers, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, KS and originally members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866.
This interview will give you chills and tear at your heart. Ms Nassery Cole demonstrates strength and compassion and gives us a new perspective on the triumph of an Afgnanie woman telling a story and making a statement..Sonia directed and produced the documentary film The Breadwinner and the feature film Black Tulip, which were both shot on location in Afghanistan.The film,The Black Tulip, depicts the fictional Mansouri family who start a restaurant in Kabul named The Poets' Corner and centers on Farishta a woman who runs the cafe, where they serve wine in teapots and have poetry readings by members of the U.S. military. The Taliban,angered by the activities at the cafe, begin kidnapping and assassinating family and friends