R. Lee Ermey’s Prayer for Marines

On September 22, 1988, not long after the release of the film Full Metal Jacket,  I sat down in a Los Angeles recording studio with actor R. Lee Ermey.  Lee had graciously agreed to record voiceover elements that could be used in videos I was producing for Marine Corps birthday celebrations. I had first met Lee in 1984.  My boss and I, both Marine […]

On July 25, 1969, 22-year-old Army Specialist John Fogle, an OH-6A crew chief, was torn open by AK-47 rounds — after the observation helicopter on which he was manning an M-60 machine gun unexpectedly flew low over a North Vietnamese Army encampment.  One round severed his femoral artery.  As John used a bungee cord to create his own tourniquet, the […]

Broadcasting the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon

On the morning of October 22, runners lined up within sight of the Washington, D. C. statue depicting Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima, ready to take on the challenge of the Marine Corps Marathon.  Twenty-thousand embarked on the 41st running of this 26.2-mile journey — as another 10,000 queued near the Smithsonian Castle along the national mall to […]

Hosting New Nationwide Programs on CBS News Radio

Just months into its mission of working to connect military veterans with useful resources — and each other — ConnectingVets.com has launched an exciting new venture with CBS News Radio.   Every weekday, many of the hundreds of U. S. radio stations affiliated with CBS New Radio will present Eye on Veterans, a report highlighting issues and personalities important to men […]

Connecting veterans with resources and each other

The good news is: there are a thousand resources for veterans out there,” went the reasoning.  “The bad news is there are a thousand resources for veterans out there.” This was the rationale behind the launch, in the early summer of 2017, of a multi-platform digital resource for military veterans — intended to vet (pun intended) those resources, then make […]

First Radio Broadcast

45 years ago — on September 23, 1971 — there I was: prepubescent, wearing braces — and on the radio.  If you think I looked goofy, wait until you — (wince) — hear how I sounded. A decade later — still before I grew up and got serious about college and journalism — I had more fun than you can […]

9/11: 15 Years Later

September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives in New York, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Here is a brief sampling of voices captured for a series of reports Westwood One radio network affiliates are broadcasting to commemorate the anniversary — people offering their views on understandings […]

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