is passionate about political activism,
debate and writing. The events of September 11th sparked
an interest in current events and gave her a strong
appreciation for members of the military.
Since then, she has been heavily involved in grassroots
political work, including Pro-Life initiatives, campaigns
and voter registration. Julie is a nationally ranked
competitive debater and speaker and spent a year as a
columnist for a local conservative news magazine.
She has always been very motivated and once she’s started
a project, she doesn’t like to stop working until it’s
complete. Maybe she’s a workaholic… or maybe that’s the
way visions become reality. In her “spare” time, she
enjoys running, dancing, and playing the piano and cello.
joined the Army in January 1995, the son of a dedicated
Sailor. In the past 12 years, he has worked his way from
Private to E8 First Sergeant. He's a very dedicated Soldier
who devotes a lot of effort taking care of soldiers. He
deployed to Kuwait in Sep 2002 and was with the 3/7
Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division, for the incursion into
Iraq. He fought his way to Baghdad and was with the unit
that took Baghdad. He was later sent to Fallujah in June
2003. MSG Grisham was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor
device during the conflict. His other awards include the
Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Army
Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (fifth award),
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Good Conduct
Medal, and Combat Action Badge. He is married and has
three wonderful children. He maintains a military blog at
We apologize to CJ for the
cell phone connection and hard radio station break at
the end of this segment.