Todays American Veteran

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

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Rob Jones Journey

I deployed to Habbaniyah, Iraq in 2008, and again to Delaram/Sangin, Afghanistan in 2010. During my deployment to Afghanistan while operating as a part of a push into Taliban territory, I was tasked with clearing an area with a high likelihood of containing an IED. It was in this capacity that I was wounded in action by a land mine. The injury resulted in a left knee dis-articulation and a right above knee amputation of my legs. 

Between Fall 2014, and Summer 2016, I trained in the sport of triathlon with the intention to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games. I saw considerable personal improvement, but was unable to qualify.

Currently I am planning to complete a month long back to back marathon challenge in which I will run 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different major cities, once again raising awareness and funds for wounded veteran charities. robjonesjourney

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Today's American Vet with Lydie Denier

Fiancée of J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador Killed in ‘Battle of Benghazi’, Releases Humanizing Tribute to Nation’s Late, Cherished Diplomat.

 

Lydie M. Denier is an accomplished actress, demonstrating her versatility with appearances in over forty television series and feature films. She is best known as Yasmine Bernoudi on General Hospital, Jane on Tarzan, the television series, and Nicole on the series Acapulco Heat. On stage, she portrayed the title role of the iconic movie star Greta Garbo. Lydie has traveled far from the countryside in France where she grew up watching old American movies on television while dreaming of becoming an actress. Her journeys have taken her to exotic lands and her experiences have been diverse. Now, as she enters this next stage of her life as more of a writer than an actress, she embraces it with all the joie de vivre for which the French are famous. Lydie currently lives in beautiful Laguna Beach, California, where, as an excellent chef, she loves to cook when she is not writing or acting.

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Today's American Vet with Billy Gavigan

Billy learned the business through his father and his own experience when he Specialized in acquisitions and entitlement of large land tracts for the development of commercial, residential and industrial use. Billy works directly with private equity groups and developers. Over the past few years he has been involved in the sale and development of over 10,000 acres of residential, industrial, and commercial land.

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Reporting From the Front Lines... Alex Quade

War Reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions. She is the only reporter, male or female, ever embedded long-term with these elite, secretive units downrange.

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Alive Day.. A song by Tom Dixon

Jack talks with Country artest Tom Dixon about his hit song Alive Day, and what it means to are men and women in uniform.

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Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment

Jack talks with the Mandel's on the use of ketamine to treat depression. Depression puts people at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse, hospitalization, and suicide attempts. Now, though, a growing body of research shows there may be new hope: the anesthetic drug ketamine.

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Today's American Vet with Dale Beatty

Dale Beatty talks with Jack about the day his life changed.

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Today's American Vet with Annie Nelson

Jack Talks with Annie Nelson about her military pin pal's and how we the people can serve our Veterans.

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Today's American Veteran with Col. Eddie Ray

United States of America presented the Navy Cross to Captain Eddie S. Ray, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Commanding Officer, Company B, First Light Armored Infantry Battalion, Task Force Shepherd, FIRST Marine Division, in the Emirate of Kuwait on 25 February 1991. During the early morning hours of G+1 of Operation Desert Storm, an Iraqi mechanized division counter-attacked elements of the FIRST Marine Division in the vicinity west of the flame and smoke engulfed Burgan Oil Fields in Southeastern Kuwait. As dense black smoke shrouded the battlefield, an Iraqi mechanized brigade engaged the FIRST Marine Division Forward Command Post security forces. During the ensuing intense ten hour battle, Captain Ray repeatedly maneuvered his Light Armored Vehicle Company in harm's way, skillfully integrating his Light Armored Infantry weapons, reinforcing TOW's, and AH-1W Attack Helicopters to decisively defeat main Iraqi counter-attacks. Leading from the front and constantly exposed to large volumes of enemy fire, Captain Ray led swift, violent attacks directly into the face of the vastly larger enemy force. These attacks shocked the enemy, destroyed 50 enemy Armored Personnel Carriers, and resulted in the capture of over 250 Iraqi soldiers.

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