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Stew and the Nunn have teamed up with Unapologettically American to bring you some Political Observations Opinions and Personalities! A lot has happened in the politcal sphere in the past couple weeks and with a primary early next week we want to share all the info and opinions we have.
Greg Drobny is an US Army Infantryman who served within the 75th Ranger Regiment. He has also spearheaded a large pro second amendment PAC, is an accomplished writer, father and when not running Ranger Ups's Rhino Den and Unapologetically American still has time to crush Grad School!
Tune in while we get down on the recent political events!
LtCol Mitch “Taco” Bell joined the Marine Corps in 1986 and was winged a Naval Aviator in January of 1991. He flew the KC-130 in Cherry Point, NC, Okinawa Japan and Fort Worth TX in the Reserves. His primary duty has been Recruiting for nine of his 29 years in the Marine Corps.
In 1998, he left active duty, was hired by American Airlines, and currently flies the Boeing 787 around the world. As a reservist, he ran an old Mig Base in TQ Iraq from 2005 to 2006 and worked with the Afghan Police for 8 months in 2008 and again for a short tour in 2009 with Prison Corrections over in Afghanistan.
Bell currently assists with numerous charities and Veterans organizations in the DFW area. He directs Purple Hearts Reunited’s Valor Guard, a return team dedicated to delivering lost medals of valor across the country.
Susan Katz Keating is an investigative journalist specializing in national security. She is a correspondent for Soldier of Fortune and PEOPLE magazines, covering stories such as Bowe Bergdahl, the assault on Osama bin Laden, the devastating helicopter crash that took the lives of SEALs in Afghanistan, and more. A former Washington Times reporter, she is the author of Prisoners of Hope: Exploiting the POW/MIA Myth in America. Her work has appeared in Time, Readers Digest, The New York Times, Air&Space, American Legion, VFW, and other publications. She has been cited in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, and other journals. She is a founding trustee for the National Museum of Americans in Wartime, and serves on the board for Cooking With the Troops. She was a director of the Travis AFB Museum, and served as restoration crew chief on a B-52.
Colby Buzzell will be joining the guys tonight to talk about books, writing and the life of a modern day traveller. Colby served as a member of the 1-23 Infantry the foundational unit of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division which was the very first unit to employ the STRYKER vehicle and be organized as a unit of action. While deployed as part of OIF I Colby blogged and was truly a pioneer in the field making him basically the "Blog Father" of Military bloggers.
His New York Time Best Selling Book, My War, Killing Time in Iraq, is based on his experience within this storied unit and how a San Fransisco kid found himself as an Army man and wrestling with combat and the effects it has on the human condition. Since that book he has written two more and several feature articles for major publications. Tune in while we talk with him about these and life.
Defensor Incorporated is a defensive strategies and home defense training company based in Western New York. Defensor specializes in the training of civilians, law enforcement and military members in home defense safety and tactics. Through a combination of research and life experience Defensor has put together the most comprehensive and up-to-date courses available today.
David DiTullio is a decorated combat veteran with over 20 years of military service. An expert in small unit direct combat missions, long range surveillance, and training multi national military forces in small unit tactics. Specialized skills in Air Assault, Maritime, Pathfinder, Reconnaissance operations. OIC/NCOIC for Sniper known distance, M9 Pistol, M4 Rifle, and M249 Squad automatic Rifle ranges. David has over 10 years with the Department of Homeland Security and is trained in the latest security equipment and specialized skills as a Behavior Detection Officer, Behavioral Analysis, Surveillance and Counter Surveillance, Interview and Interrogation Techniques and Suicide Bomber Indicators.
Jim Hanson from https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org will be joining Stew and The Nunn to talk about his work in trying to convince Congress to reject the Iran Deal, the other initiatives they are working and his work with Frank Gaffney. Jim is a retired Special Forces soldier, military blogger, media personality, and close friend to Stew and The Nunn.
This week we will feature an interview with Tug Hartley who is portrayed as the main squad medic in the newly released movie Kilo Two Bravo. Tug was born into an Army family in 1980 and raised in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. He joined the Royal Engineers September 1997 (Age17) specialised in mine warfare, demolishions and communications. Tug then transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps in 2003 and posted to 23 Air Assault Medical Sqn to support the Parachute Battalions.
He has had combat operational tours in Afghanistan-2004, Oman-2005, Afghanistan-2006, Lebanon-2006 and Afghanistan again in 2006
Tug is now working in the security sector as a risk mitigation and medical instructor and is supporting a number of military charities.
Tug is happily married and they have three great sons.
Mike Scotti is the author of The Blue Cascade: A Memoir of Life After War and the subject of the documentary film Severe Clear (released internationally as This is War). As a former U.S. Marine and veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike has written Op-Eds for the New York Times and CNN.com and has appeared on various programs ranging from those at the BBC to Last Call with Carson Daly. He has spoken at The Council on Foreign Relations and Chicago Ideas Week and given numerous motivational keynote addresses across the country. He is also a regular storyteller at NPR's The Moth "Mainstage" Shows and is a founding board member of the military charity Reserve Aid. He lives in Miami, Florida, and Helsinki, Finland and has just finished his first novel, If I Should Fall.
You can find more info at http://www.mikescotti.com.
Kerry Patton is an amazing writer, actor, director and producer.
As a true entertainer, Mr. Patton is also credited with writing two books based off his experiences abroad working as a contractor titled Contracted: America’s Secret Warriors and Contracted II: America’s Terror Trackers. He helped co-write the script for the movie Jack County Demons as well as created the story for the movie 9 Line. Today, he is finishing two more scripts for the movies Ex Umbra and another yet to be named.
Mr. Patton is a former trainer for the US Air Force Phoenix Raven Program where he taught their combatives program, ASP Baton, and Pressure Point Control Techniques along with small team tactics. He has a mixed martial arts background under Marco Perazzo (NJ MMA) and Phil Migliarese (Balance Studios). He is proficient in Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, and Boxing.
SSG (ret) Timothy Payne enlisted in the US Army October 2002 as an Infantry candidate. After Completing Infantry School, Airborne School and attended Ranger Indoctrination Program he went to the 82nd Airborne Division were he received his expert infantryman’s badge and deployed to Baghdad Iraq twice
Later he was assigned to detailed corporal recruiting at the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, while assigned he was among the top 10% of all recruiters in New York fiscal year 2007 and received the coveted Gold recruiter ring as well as being promoted meritoriously to Staff Sergeant. After Recruiting Staff Sergeant Payne attended SFAS (Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course) while assigned to the 173rd Airborne Division, he was injured as a result of training and reassigned to the Southern European Task Force working Personnel Recovery for the United States Army Africa Command. He was selected for Army Civil Affairs but was later reassigned to the 10th Mountain Infantry Division and deployed to Southern Afghanistan.
On July 3rd 2011 he was tasked to clear out dead space, thirty minutes into the patrol his unit was attacked with an IED which resulted in the loss of both his legs and severely damaging his left arm. As a result of the attack SSG Payne receive approximately 120 surgeries, 100 blood transfusions and a shattered mind set. He fell back onto the values he learned as a Private; the values have an acronym L.D.R.S.H.I.P. and he took it to the extreme conquering smoking, medication addiction, depression and suicide. He had a near death experience and experienced things which pushes him to do the best of his ability.
Three years after Injury he retired, wrote his story and shares it with whoever is willing to listen. The book that Tim self-published is called "The Squad Leader's Bargain" and is avaialable on lulu.com.
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