Join us for Big Blend Radio’s “Military Monday” Show, airing live from Madison, Wisconsin with Mike Guardia and Jim Pidgeon.
- Mike Guardia is an internationally-recognized author and military historian, US Army veteran, and Big Blend Radio military history expert and guest co-host. Mike served six years on active duty (2008-2014) as an Armor Officer. On this episode, Mike will discuss his new book “Days of Fury: Ghost Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting.” Showcasing the frontline heroes of America’s greatest tank battle, “Days of Fury” is a riveting true story of tank warfare in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.
- Jim Pidgeon is an American veteran who spent 4 years in the US Navy, from 1969 to 1973, where he served on the USS Kitty Hawk as a Flight Deck Trouble Shooter during the Vietnam War. Based in Tulare, California, Jim is very active in AMVETs on a local, statewide, and national level. He was recognized as 2013 Veteran of the Year by then 26th District Assembly member Connie Conway and was awarded the Bronze Helmet 2009 AMVET California Veteran of the Year. He is co-founder of the 22 EVERYDAY Push Up Challenge that promotes awareness for veteran suicide prevention while honoring military service members and veterans.
Featured music: “Velocity” by Micha Schellhaas, and “22 Everyday” by Jim Pidgeon.