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The full two hour program on You Served can be played by clicking its link below. We hope you enjoy this tribute to our Nation's Veterans.



Hour 1 on They Served Blog Talk Radio

6:10 PM
- Michael Tuminelli  works in Current Operations/Counter IED TF at Fort Myer. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, having just returned from Afghanistan as an Embedded Training Team member as part of Task Force Phoenix. He has also been to both Iraq and Afghanistan as part of his DOD civilian job.

6:35 PM - Leo Thorsness - a decorated United States Military veteran and retired colonel in the United States Air Force. Thorsness was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in the Vietnam War, for an air engagement on April 19, 1967. He was shot down two weeks later and spent six years in captivity as a prisoner of war.

6:45 PM - Voices from Afghanistan: Scott Kesterson an ex-soldier who is a freelance journalist and blogger. He was embedded with Task Force Phoenix from May 2006-May 2007 in Afghanistan and is about to release a cutting edge documentary titled AT WAR. You can see trailers and photos at www.atwarfilm.com. Scott is back in Afghanistan on another 3 month embed following up from his earlier tour assessing progress and the current situation from the border along Pakistan.

Hour 2 - Joining KFBK's Bruce Maiman Show - AM 1530

7:05 PM - Opening remarks by Host CJ Grisham: CJ is a Soldier, blogger, podcaster, and Iraq Veteran.  He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor device, Meritorious Service Medal (third 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 writes at www.soldiersperspective.us and www.youserved.com

Joining CJ is co-host Troy Steward, Author of one of the leading and award-winning blogs written exclusively on operations in Afghanistan and other military related topics. A 21-year veteran of the Army, Troy is currently serving as a First Sergeant in the NY Army National Guard. His blogging started out as a way for him to write about military related issues. It turned into an way to document his 16 month tour as an ETT leader in Afghanistan for family and friends. Troy served almost 10 years on Active Duty before joining the National Guard. During those first 10 years Troy was stationed on the DMZ in Korea and participated in Operation Desert Shield / Storm. While serving in the National Guard, Troy has served on multiple stateside call ups in response to post 9/11 threats and Operation Noble Eagle prior to deploying to Afghanistan.

7:15 PM - A World War II Command Icon: Major General Fred Haynes (Ret) - commanded two divisions and several regimental combat teams in three wars. He is the last living officer of Combat Team 28, the unit that raised the flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

7:35 PM - A Soldiers Music: Zach Johnson - is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  A Soldier/Musician, Zach wrote a songs while deployed to combat zone in Iraq. Zach's songs available for airing will be "Darling Girl" and "We'll Be Together". 

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