Troop Salute

Verdian Lee Fitz of the US Navy

Everyone on this show has personal connections to our nation’s military. Most of us have an immediate family member who served, or at least an uncle or a cousin.  One of us, Drew, even served himself. Today I would like to honor one of my own personal relatives who served. Today we salute Verdian Lee…

Daniel Kennedy of the US Military

You don’t need to write a 1000 word thesis to thank someone you know for their service. Sometimes I receive long, detailed letters telling the stories of a troop and the sender. They’ll tell me how they met, how their troop and the service has played a role in their lives, or their friendship, and…

Don England of the US Army Mon 01-13-20

There is an unfortunate connection between war and politics that I think we’re all aware of. Soldiers don’t start wars…. That is up to politicians. Sometimes the politics become the focus of everyone’s attention, and sometimes we get bogged down in the details and the maneuvering between the parties involved. In the 20th Century it became common…

Carey Johansen of the United States Coast Guard

I really enjoy the opportunity to salute all of the men and women who serve this nation in our military. Every job, in every branch is an important piece of the military machine that keeps us secure. I don’t get many salutes for Coast Guardmen, but I would love to get more. The Guardsman’s wife…

Lauren Bruner of the US Navy

Last month marked the 78th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor which has been immortalized in the words of Franklin D Roosevelt as “A date that will live in infamy”. For most of us, this is an important historical date. We study it in school and we learn about the significance of the events…

The Heroes of Pearl Harbor Day

Today we are not saluting an individual, but a group of service members. This last Saturday was December 7th, and on December 7th, 1941, 77 years ago, American Troops stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii were enjoying a typical sunny Sunday morning.  America was not yet involved in the bloody war raging elsewhere in the world…

The Renko Family of the US Army

Over the holidays American families everywhere will sit down and give thanks for all of the opportunity that we enjoy.  We have the right to live where we want to, to follow our hearts for occupation, hobbies, and interests. And those rights belong to us because many Americans chip in and serve the needs and security of the nation…

Franklin Carter of the US Air Force

I salute troops from every corner of the US and every place in between. We receive submissions from every state in the union. Today, I can definitely say this salute is a first for us. Today we are saluting Master Sergeant Franklin Carter of the United States Air Force. Franklin’s daughter Megan Carter is a P1 listener to this show,…

George HW Bush of the US Navy

How do you measure a man? In America in 1942, the measurement certainly started at joining the service. George Herbert Walker Bush was a very young man in December 1941 when the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor thrust America into World War II. He was just 18 years old, and still in his Senior…

Thomas Logan of the United States Navy

The military is a lot of things to a lot of people.  But most probably don’t think of it as the place to achieve your dreams. But it is exactly that for today’s troop. Today we salute Lieutenant J.G. Thomas Logan of the United States Navy. Lieutenant Logan is a native of Kenmore, Washington and…