Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11 Best of Silverman,Urich,Brady

Talkback Fri Nov 11, 2011
Chuck Wilder Noon - 2 PM PST

Todays show is a Best Of Talkback, with Guest Lt. Col. Michael E. Silverman (ret), Marshall

Ulrich Author and Maj. Gen. Patrick Henry Brady (USA, ret.)

Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday

that is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in

other parts of the world and falls on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice

that ended World War I.

A Soldier Died Today (A poem Worth Reading)
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbours
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Bob has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier--
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:

Pass On The Patriotism!
YOU can make a difference

Be sure to read Rick Oltman's excellent article "Thank you Veterans for making America

possible" here is the link:


Today's Guest " A best of Talkback"

Lt. Col. Michael E. Silverman (ret) Author: Awakening Victory: How Iraqi Tribes and American

Troops Reclaimed al Anbar and Defeated al Qaeda in Iraq. It is the chronicled account of his

experiences as Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, and the amazing

contribution this battalion – the only one to participate in the campaign to reclaim al Anbar rovince

from start to finish - made to the war in Iraq.(

Marshall Ulrich Author of Running On Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a

Record-Setting Run Across America his memoir is both a love story and a thrilling look into the

life of someone who has accomplished more than most people can comprehend. For Ulrich, there

are no such things as "too old," "too far," or "too difficult." To celebrate his 60th birthday, Ulrich

wanted to climb two deadly mountains in the same week ,Mount Eiger (13,025 feet) and the

Matterhorn (14,692 feet) -- right after he finishes running 146 miles across the hottest place on

Maj. Gen. Patrick Henry Brady (USA, ret.), recipient of the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War

.With his book, "DEAD MEN FLYING: The Legend of Dust Off; America's Battlefield Angels,"

stories of the humanitarian acts not only of the "Dust Off" pilots and crews, but GI's generally in

Vietnam, who built hospitals, aid stations, schools, and accomplished many humanitarian acts

even as the war raged. Also discussing his opinions on today's Military actions"


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