Troop Salute

Jason Franks of the US Navy

The Service has changed a lot during it's nearly 250 years in this country. Muskets and cannon were replaced by M-16's and smart missiles. Biplanes and spotting balloons were replaced by Next-gen stealth fighters and satellites. And couriers and secret codes have been replaced by computers and encryption. But all this new equipment and capability still serves the…

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Dylan Thompson of the USMC

Some of proudest Troop Salutes come from moms and the dads who are always so happy that their son or daughter has found their calling, and stepped up to serve. But I also really love the salute submissions that I receive from siblings. I think there's something special in a salute from a troop's brother…

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US Presidents Who Have Served

Today we stop and think about the men who lead us, and helped shape this country into what it is from the very highest seat of leadership.  But I would like to use this troop salute to honor those presidents who served in our nation’s military. We all know about the exploits of General George Washington…

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Kirk Douglas of the United States Navy

A life in the service can be the first step on a very interesting path. Today we salute Issur Danielovich of the United States Navy. Issur walked a very interesting path after serving in the navy, and he walked it for a very long time. Danielovich was born in 1916 in New York to Jewish Immigrant…

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Rosemary Bryant Mariner of the US Navy

Today it's almost hard to imagine a time when our military wasn't really very open for women. Women serve in just about every critical role all across our services. Today we are saluting a woman who was a pioneer among women in the service: Rosemary Bryant Mariner of the United States Navy. Mariner logged a…

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Jeremy Lewis of the United States Marine Corps.

We all know about the great education and training that our service people receive in the military.  In some fields it's the best in the world.  Along with that there's discipline and physical fitness, and on top of it all is the pride and satisfaction of being a big part of something that makes up…

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Wilson Fox of the United States Army

The experience of war is a life changer. Those who go into hell and come out to tell their tale are changed forever.  Those people have valuable lessons to share for those who listen. Today we salute Wilson Fox of the United States Army. Wilson proudly served this nation during the Korean War.  Although this war is…

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Daniel Langhorne of the US Navy

A lot can be said about opportunity while serving in this nation's military. Some join for pride and tradition, while some join our services for the job training opportunities and educational opportunities. Something that almost everyone gets in the Navy is the opportunity to see the world. Today we salute Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel…

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Ricky Lashley USC

The Awesome might of the US Military is built on its troops. The American Military machine is nothing but a bunch of cool equipment without the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen to bring it to life. When most of us think about the military, we might picture the heroes, the salty old dogs with lots…

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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…

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